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 In two seasons for the Longhorns, Robinson is averaging 6.5 yards per carry with 15 rushing touchdowns. Jeremy Cluff, The Arizona Republic, 29 June 2022 His eight rushing touchdowns were the most by any receiver in a single season in the history of the NFL. Michael Middlehurst-schwartz, USA TODAY, 20 Apr. 2022 All-Pro, a single-season rushing record for a QB, and most wins by a QB before turning 25. Mary Kay Cabot, cleveland, 21 July 2022 Western Michigan's Sean Tyler is also one of the MAC's top rushing. Tony Garcia, Detroit Free Press, 20 July 2022 Fonoti, who played guard from 1999-2001 and went on to a five-year NFL career, helped lead the Huskers to two national rushing titles and was a finalist for the Outland Trophy as a senior. Fox News, 11 July 2022 Here's a look: Will Jonathan Taylor set the NFL rushing record? Nat Newell, The Indianapolis Star, 11 July 2022 Nine running backs amassed more rushing yards than Damien Harris during the 2021 NFL regular season. Oliver Thomas, Forbes, 7 July 2022 Brooks moved into ninth place on OU’s career rushing list, passing Stanley Wilson. Ryan Aber, USA TODAY, 30 Dec. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of rushing

1882, in the meaning defined above

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11 Aug 2022

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“Rushing.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Aug. 2022.

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