rushing

noun
rush·​ing | \ ˈrə-shiŋ How to pronounce rushing (audio) \

Definition of rushing

: the act of advancing a football by running plays : the use of running plays also : yardage gained by running plays

Examples of rushing in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Miles also had a rushing touchdown, along with Nick LaSane. Richard Obert, The Arizona Republic, 6 June 2021 In between his two big plays, the sophomore recorded a rushing touchdown, an interception, and hauled in two scoring passes from junior quarterback Josh Robertson to account for all of the Magicians’ touchdowns. BostonGlobe.com, 23 Apr. 2021 Williams barreled through the end zone for a one-yard rushing touchdown to effectively end UNC’s chances with 1:20 remaining in the game. Carter Karels, The Indianapolis Star, 6 Apr. 2021 Estacada From coach Andy Mott: In the Estacada Rangers’ 36-6 win over the Astoria Fisherman, the Rangers were led by sophomore Corey James, who had a kickoff return for a touchdown, an interception return for a TD and a rushing touchdown. oregonlive, 2 Apr. 2021 Erick Stranko had two of Westminster’s five rushing touchdowns as the Owls ran away from Francis Scott Key for a 40-7 win in Carroll County Athletic League football action Friday night at Ruby Field. Carroll County Times Staff, baltimoresun.com/maryland/carroll, 9 Apr. 2021 There has never been a doubt in Scott’s ability to find the end zone, finishing his IU career with 30 rushing touchdowns, tied for fourth in program history. Jon Blau, The Indianapolis Star, 2 Apr. 2021 In 2020, Howard wore No. 34 for the Miami Dolphins and No. 28 for Philadelphia and totaled 60 rushing yards for the season. Mark Inabinett | Minabinett@al.com, al, 12 May 2021 Here’s a scary thought: In each of the past four seasons, Titans RB Derrick Henry has improved his yards-per-carry average and his rushing yards total - last year rolling up 2,027 to become the eighth member of Club 2K. Michael Lerseth, San Francisco Chronicle, 12 May 2021

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First Known Use of rushing

1882, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of rushing was in 1882

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12 Jun 2021

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“Rushing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rushing. Accessed 20 Jun. 2021.

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