|—vb (when intr|
|1.||to hurry or cause to hurry; hasten|
|2.||to make a sudden attack upon (a fortress, position, person, etc)|
|3.||to proceed or approach in a reckless manner|
|4.||rush one's fences to proceed with precipitate haste|
|5.||(intr) to come, flow, swell, etc, quickly or suddenly: tears rushed to her eyes|
|6.||slang to cheat, esp by grossly overcharging|
|7.||(US), (Canadian) (tr) to make a concerted effort to secure the agreement, participation, etc, of (a person)|
|8.||(intr) American football to gain ground by running forwards with the ball|
|9.||the act or condition of rushing|
|10.||a sudden surge towards someone or something: a gold rush|
|11.||a sudden surge of sensation, esp produced by a drug|
|12.||a sudden demand|
|13.||requiring speed or urgency: a rush job|
|14.||characterized by much movement, business, etc: a rush period|
|[C14 ruschen, from Old French ruser to put to flight, from Latin recūsāre to refuse, reject]|
|1.||any annual or perennial plant of the genus Juncus, growing in wet places and typically having grasslike cylindrical leaves and small green or brown flowers: family Juncaceae Many species are used to make baskets|
|2.||any of various similar or related plants, such as the woodrush, scouring rush, and spike-rush|
|3.||something valueless; a trifle; straw: not worth a rush|
|4.||short for rush light|
|[Old English risce, rysce; related to Middle Dutch risch, Norwegian rusk, Old Slavonic rozga twig, rod]|
Rush (rŭsh), Benjamin. 1745-1813.
American physician, politician, and educator. A signer of the declaration of independence, he promoted the humane treatment of the mentally ill.
the papyrus (Job 8:11). (See BULRUSH.) The expression "branch and rush" in Isa. 9:14; 19:15 means "utterly."