Thesaurus

rushes

verb
present tense third-person singular of rush

Synonyms & Antonyms of rushes

(Entry 1 of 2)

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

Synonyms for rushes

Words Related to rushes

Near Antonyms for rushes

Antonyms for rushes

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

Synonyms for rushes

Words Related to rushes

Near Antonyms for rushes

Antonyms for rushes

rushes

noun
plural of rush

Synonyms & Antonyms of rushes (Entry 2 of 2)

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

Synonyms for rushes

Words Related to rushes

See the Dictionary Definition 

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More About rushes

Cite this Entry

“Rushes.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/rushes. Accessed 20 Jun. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

More from Merriam-Webster on rushes

Nglish: Translation of rushes for Spanish Speakers

Britannica English: Translation of rushes for Arabic Speakers

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Return of Name that Color!

  • a light greenish blue color
  • Name that color:
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Typeshift

Anagram puzzles meet word search.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!