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rush

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of rush

  1. 1 excited and often showy or disorderly speed what's the reason for all this rush? Synonyms of rush haste, hastiness, hustle, precipitation, precipitousness, hurryWords Related to rush bustle, flurry, flutter, scurry, scuttle, stir, whirl; beeline, dash, scramble, stampede; hotheadedness, impetuosity, impetuousness, impulsiveness, impulsivity, rashness; expedition, expeditiousness, fastness, fleetness, quickness, rapidity, rapidness, speed, speediness, swiftness, velocity; celerity, dispatch, promptitude, promptnessNear Antonyms of rush dilatoriness, lateness, pokiness, procrastination, slowness; languor, leisureliness, lethargy, sluggishness, torpor; dormancy, inaction, inactivity, inertia, inertness, quiescenceAntonyms of rush deliberateness, deliberation

  2. 2 the act or action of setting upon with force or violence the regiment recaptured the hill with a single rush Synonyms of rush aggression, assault, attempt, blitz, blitzkrieg, charge, coup de main, descent, offense (or offence), offensive, onset, onslaught, raid, attack, strikeWords Related to rush ambuscade, ambush; counteraggression, counterassault, counterattack, counteroffensive, counterstrike; sally, sortie; envelopment, flanking; breakthrough, foray, incursion, invasion; pillage, ravage, sack; air raid, bombardment, bombing; siege, storm; barrage, cannonade, fusillade, hail, salvo, volley; whammyNear Antonyms of rush defense, defensive, guard, shield; opposition, resistance; protection, security, shelter

  3. 3 a pleasurably intense stimulation of the feelings riding my motorcycle over these winding roads is always an adrenaline-pumping rush Synonyms of rush bang, boot, charge, exhilaration, frisson, jollies, kick, thrill, titillation, wallopWords Related to rush arousal, buzz, electrification, high, intoxication; jolt, shock, surprise (also surprize); delectation, delight, enjoyment, joy, lift, pleasure; amusement, diversion, entertainment, fun, treat


rush

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of rush

  1. 1 to cause to move or proceed fast or faster I wouldn't make so many mistakes if you'd stop rushing me Synonyms of rush accelerate, bundle, fast-track, hasten, quicken, hurry, speed (up), whiskWords Related to rush drive, goad, prod, propel, push, race, spur, stir, urge; aid, dispatch, ease, encourage, expedite, facilitateNear Antonyms of rush delay, encumber, fetter, hamper, hinder, hobble, hold back, hold up, impede, interfere (with), manacle, rein (in), restrain, shackle, tie up, trammel; arrest, check, stall, stay, still, stopAntonyms of rush brake, decelerate, retard, slow (down)

  2. 2 to flow out in great quantities or with force in the spring the stream's rushing waters make crossing treacherous Synonyms of rush jet, pour, gush, spew, spout, spurt, squirt, swooshWords Related to rush cascade, issue, roll, run, stream; plash, slosh, splash, wash; surge, swell; flush, sluice; deluge, drown, engulf, flood, inundate, overflow, overwhelm, submerge, submerse, swamp; fountainNear Antonyms of rush spatter, sprinkle; bleed, exude, leak, ooze, percolate, seep, strain, weepAntonyms of rush dribble, drip, drop, trickle

  3. 3 to proceed or move quickly rushing is a good way to slip and fall Synonyms of rush barrel, belt, blast, blaze, blow, bolt, bomb [slang], bowl, breeze, bundle, bustle, buzz, cannonball, careen, career, chase, course, crack (on), dash, drive, fly, hare, hasten, hie, highball, hotfoot (it), hump, hurl, hurtle, hustle, jet, jump, motor, nip, pelt, race, ram, rip, rocket, run, hurry, rustle, scoot, scurry, scuttle, shoot, speed, step, tear, travel, trot, whirl, whisk, zip, zoomWords Related to rush beetle, dart, flit, scamper, scud, scuffle; stampede, streak, whiz (or whizz); gallop, jog, sprint; accelerate, quicken, step out; catch up, fast-forward, outpace, outrun, outstrip, overtake; arrow, beelineNear Antonyms of rush dally, dawdle, dillydally, drag, hang (around or out), lag, linger, loiter, poke, tarry; amble, lumber, plod, saunter, shuffle, stroll; decelerate, slow (down or up)Antonyms of rush crawl, creep, poke

  4. 4 to take sudden, violent action against one goat suddenly rushed the other and knocked it down Synonyms of rush assail, assault, beset, bushwhack, charge, descend (on or upon), go in (on), jump (on), pounce (on or upon), raid, attack, set on, sic (also sick), storm, strike, trash, turn (on)Words Related to rush bum-rush, gang up (on), mob, swarm; mug, rob; ambuscade, ambush, surprise (also surprize), waylay; blitz, bomb, bombard, nuke; barrage, cannon, cannonade; bang away (at), batter, buffet, plaster; beleaguer, besiege, press; harry, loot, pillage, plunder, ravage, sack; foray, invade, overrun; envelop, flankNear Antonyms of rush cover, defend, guard, protect, secure, shield



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