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uprush

[uhp-ruhsh] /ˈʌpˌrʌʃ/
noun
1.
an upward rush, as of water or air.
2.
an abrupt increase:
an uprush of business during the noon hour.
Origin of uprush
1870-1875
1870-75; up- + rush1
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  • Turning, his eyes widened in horror as he saw an uprush of bubbles.

  • It is caused by an uprush of fairy force from the ground—and spreading fish-tail fashion higher into the air—it is many-hued.

    The Coming of the Fairies Arthur Conan Doyle
  • It was the first uprush of the strong rising tide, and they might yet be carried to a deep-water landing.

    Labrador Days Wilfred Thomason Grenfell
  • So, hard upon the uprush of the first German air-fleet, these Asiatic swarms took to the atmosphere.

    The War in the Air Herbert George Wells
  • To Maurice, rushing on alone, the relief of hating Eleanor was lost in the uprush of that ghastly possibility: "If it is mine?"

    The Vehement Flame Margaret Wade Campbell Deland
  • I trod quite uneasily on this uprush of the earth; the Spring is always only a fruitful earthquake.

    A Miscellany of Men G. K. Chesterton
  • But even as he said the word, he had an uprush of courage; he would get a lawyer, and shut her up!

    The Vehement Flame Margaret Wade Campbell Deland
  • In this uprush of spirit, her red hair seemed even to bristle and to glisten.

    Out of the Air Inez Haynes Irwin
  • I must bear witness to my conviction that we are beholding a tremendous inrush or uprush of good into man and his world.

  • They came down towards him, fitfully, eddyingly, and passed aside out of the uprush from the fan.

    When the Sleeper Wakes Herbert George Wells
British Dictionary definitions for uprush

uprush

/ˈʌpˌrʌʃ/
noun
1.
an upward rush, as of consciousness
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