Synonyms for rush


1. haste, hurry, rush, rushing, motion, movement, move
usage: the act of moving hurriedly and in a careless manner; "in his haste to leave he forgot his book"
2. rush, spate, surge, upsurge, flow, flowing
usage: a sudden forceful flow
3. rush, marsh plant, bog plant, swamp plant
usage: grasslike plants growing in wet places and having cylindrical often hollow stems
4. Rush, Benjamin Rush
usage: physician and American Revolutionary leader; signer of the Declaration of Independence (1745-1813)
5. bang, boot, charge, rush, flush, thrill, kick, exhilaration, excitement
usage: the swift release of a store of affective force; "they got a great bang out of it"; "what a boot!"; "he got a quick rush from injecting heroin"; "he does it for kicks"
6. rush, outburst, burst, flare-up
usage: a sudden burst of activity; "come back after the rush"
7. rush, rushing, run, running, running play, running game
usage: (American football) an attempt to advance the ball by running into the line; "the linebackers were ready to stop a rush"


1. rush, hotfoot, hasten, hie, speed, race, pelt along, rush along, cannonball along, bucket along, belt along, step on it, travel, go, move, locomote
usage: move fast; "He rushed down the hall to receive his guests"; "The cars raced down the street"
2. rush, assail, assault, set on, attack
usage: attack suddenly
3. rush, hurry, urge, urge on, press, exhort
usage: urge to an unnatural speed; "Don't rush me, please!"
4. rush, hasten, hurry, look sharp, festinate, act, move
usage: act or move at high speed; "We have to rush!"; "hurry--it's late!"
5. rush, run
usage: run with the ball, in football
6. race, rush, move, displace
usage: cause to move fast or to rush or race; "The psychologist raced the rats through a long maze"
7. induce, stimulate, rush, hasten, effect, effectuate, set up
usage: cause to occur rapidly; "the infection precipitated a high fever and allergic reactions"


1. first-come-first-serve(predicate), rush, unreserved (vs. reserved)
usage: not accepting reservations
2. rush(prenominal), rushed, hurried (vs. unhurried)
usage: done under pressure; "a rush job"
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