verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
- to carry (the ball) forward across the line of scrimmage.
- to carry the ball (a distance) forward from the line of scrimmage: The home team rushed 145 yards.
- (of a defensive team member) to attempt to force a way quickly into the backfield in pursuit of (the back in possession of the ball).
- an attempt to carry or instance of carrying the ball across the line of scrimmage.
- an act or instance of rushing the offensive back in possession of the ball.
Origin of rush1
SYNONYMS FOR rush
OTHER WORDS FROM rushrush·ing·ly, adverb un·rushed, adjective
Words nearby rush
Definition for rush (2 of 3)
Origin of rush2
OTHER WORDS FROM rushrush·like, adjective
Definition for rush (3 of 3)
Example sentences from the Web for rush
In a show about single women, Sex and The City was always in a rush to get to the altar—and with a man there waiting.Why Singles Should Say ‘I Don’t’ to The Self-Marriage Movement |Tim Teeman |December 30, 2014 |DAILY BEAST
I remember the rush when I even got close to an Asteroids game in an arcade or a pizzeria.
Calamity,” Roth writes elsewhere, “when it comes, comes in a rush.American Dreams: How Bush Shaped Our Reading of Roth’s ‘The Plot Against America’ |Nathaniel Rich |November 23, 2014 |DAILY BEAST
“Work permits would encourage them to rush the border,” he says.Get Ready to Start Hearing About ‘Executive Amnesty for Anchor Babies’ |Eleanor Clift |November 19, 2014 |DAILY BEAST
It will have to come to terms with the ghost of Ronald Reagan, and it will have to come to terms with Rush Limbaugh.
When school is over, out you go with a rush, into the open air.The Child's Day |Woods Hutchinson
No one saved her, but many did rush to the fore, and die for her.
So wild a rush was made when Larissa was abandoned, that the soldiers did not even fold their tents or carry away their baggage.
Rush skins and attends to the hide the next morning, and before sundown I am again on hand.American Big-Game Hunting |Various
At that he started up, all streaky with soap and blood as he was, and must rush away on some errand.Where the Pavement Ends |John Russell
British Dictionary definitions for rush (1 of 2)
Derived forms of rushrusher, noun
Word Origin for rush
British Dictionary definitions for rush (2 of 2)
Derived forms of rushrushlike, adjective
Word Origin for rush
Medical definitions for rush
Idioms and Phrases with rush
see bum's rush; fools rush in where angels fear to tread; mad rush; (rush) off someone's feet.