shoot the rapids

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of shoot the rapids

:to move quickly in a river where the water flows very fast usually over rocks
  • whitewater rafters shooting the rapids

Word by Word Definitions

rapid play rapids
  1. : marked by a fast rate of motion, activity, succession, or occurrence

  1. : a part of a river where the current is fast and the surface is usually broken by obstructions


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