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rush

verb

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1 to cause to move or proceed fast or faster
  • I wouldn't make so many mistakes if you'd stop rushing me

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2 to flow out in great quantities or with force
  • in the spring the stream's rushing waters make crossing treacherous

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rush

noun

Synonyms & Antonyms of rush (Entry 2 of 3)

3 a pleasurably intense stimulation of the feelings
  • riding my motorcycle over these winding roads is always an adrenaline-pumping rush

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rush

adjective

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The first known use of rush was before the 12th century

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“Rush.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/rush. Accessed 10 Aug. 2022.

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