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[bak-ruhsh] /ˈbækˌrʌʃ/
the return of water seaward, down the foreshore of a beach, following the uprush of a wave.
Origin of backrush
back2 + rush1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The heavy chain clinked taut with the pull of the outgoing tide, then relaxed in the back rush of water.

    A Village of Vagabonds F. Berkeley Smith
  • The back rush took him from his feet, but the others held on, and before the next wave came, the line was safely on the beach.

    Orange and Green G. A. Henty
  • Ignorant, however, of the force of the water, he had been instantly swept off his feet by the back rush of the wave.

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