richie rush


Benjamin, 1745–1813, U.S. physician and political leader: author of medical treatises.
his son, Richard, 1780–1859, U.S. lawyer, politician, and diplomat. Unabridged
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World English Dictionary
rush1 (rʌʃ)
vb (when intr, often foll by at, in or into)
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]

rush2 (rʌʃ)
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]

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Word Origin & History

c.1340 (implied in rushing), "to drive back or down," from Anglo-Fr. russher, from O.Fr. ruser "to dodge, repel" (see ruse). Meaning "to do something quickly" is from 1659; transitive sense of "to hurry up (someone or something)" is from 1850. Football sense originally was
in rugby (1857). Fraternity/sorority sense is from 1896 (originally it was what the fraternity did to the student). The noun is attested from c.1380; sense of "mass migration of people" (especially to a gold field) is from 1848, Amer.Eng. Meaning "surge of pleasure" is from 1960s. Rush hour first recorded 1890.

"plant growing in marshy ground," O.E. resc, earlier risc, from P.Gmc. *rusk- (cf. M.L.G. rusch, M.H.G. rusch, W.Fris. risk). O.Fr. rusche probably is from a Gmc. source. Used for making torches and finger rings, also strewn on floors when visitors arrived; it was attested a type of "something of no
value" from c.1300.
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Medical Dictionary

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.

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Bible Dictionary

Rush definition

the papyrus (Job 8:11). (See BULRUSH.) The expression "branch and rush" in Isa. 9:14; 19:15 means "utterly."

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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