rush


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rush

noun acceleration, bustle, celerity, crush, dash, deluge, expeditiousness, flood, flurry, haste, hurried activity, hurry, no time to lose, onrush, precipitance, press of work, promptitude, rampage, run, scamper, scramble, scurry, sprint, spurt, stampede, torrent, urgency, velocity, whirlwind
Associated concepts: time of the essence, date certain

rush

verb accelerate, bustle, charge, expedite, hustle, lose no time, make haste, precipitate, quicken, rush to and fro, scramble, scurry, speed, spout, spur, spurt, surge, work under pressure
See also: dispatch, expedite, haste, hasten, outbreak, outburst, precipitate, race, spate
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that rush has taken it right through the School line, and away past the three trees, far into their quarters, and young Brooke and the bull-dogs are close upon it.
With a cry of horror Alleyne sprang from his bed and rushed to the casement, while the two archers, aroused by the sound, seized their weapons and stared about them in bewilderment.
Suddenly the sound of a firing of cannon was heard from the embankment, to celebrate the signing of peace with the Turks, and the crowd rushed impetuously toward the embankment to watch the firing.
Within this fragile barrier he arranged the blankets abandoned by the foresters, darkening the inner extremity of the cavern, while its outer received a chastened light from the narrow ravine, through which one arm of the river rushed to form the junction with its sister branch a few rods below.
I faced about again, and rushed towards the approaching Martian, rushed right down the gravelly beach and headlong into the water.
I knew that if I were to throw it in time to save the oncoming fleet it must be done in the next few seconds, and so I tried my old rushing tactics; but I might as well have rushed a brick wall for all that Solan gave way.
Once or twice its service was most effective, as when a fishing boat, with gunwale under water, rushed into the harbour, able, by the guidance of the sheltering light, to avoid the danger of dashing against the piers.
At the same time many of the townspeople rushed into King Street by various avenues, and gathered in a crowd round about the Custom House.
Nobody ought to know it IS me standing by the river; it ought to be `Rebecca,' or `the darker maiden;' and `the rush to Emma Jane' is simply dreadful.
In the end, one day, fear and obedience were swept away by the rush of life, and the cub straddled and sprawled toward the entrance.
There are some scented rushes!' Alice cried in a sudden transport of delight.
He scarcely glanced at me, but rushed off at once in pursuit of the puma.