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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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4 to take sudden, violent action against
  • one goat suddenly rushed the other and knocked it down

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

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“Rush.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jul. 2020.

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