Definition of Rushing

1. Noun. (American football) an attempt to advance the ball by running into the line. "The linebackers were ready to stop a rush"

Exact synonyms: Rush
Category relationships: American Football, American Football Game
Generic synonyms: Run, Running, Running Game, Running Play
Derivative terms: Rush, Rush



2. Noun. The act of moving hurriedly and in a careless manner. "In his haste to leave he forgot his book"
Exact synonyms: Haste, Hurry, Rush
Generic synonyms: Motion, Move, Movement
Specialized synonyms: Bolt, Dash, Scamper, Scramble, Scurry
Derivative terms: Hurry, Rush, Rush, Rush, Rush, Rush, Rush

Definition of Rushing

1. Verb. (present participle of ''rush'') ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Rushing

1. yardage gained in football by running plays [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Rushing

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Literary usage of Rushing

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1. Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare (1912)
"Antony shouts to stop them from rushing ojf right there. 6This is his final stroke. NB— Where the numbers of the notes are repeated, it is to indicate that ..."

2. Evangeline: A Tale of Acadie by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1854)
"Day after day they glided adown the turbulent river ; Night after night, by their blazing fires, encamped on its borders. Now through rushing chutes, ..."

3. The Vicar of Wakefield: Der Landprediger Von Wakefield by Oliver Goldsmith (1857)
"... and nothing could have stopped me. "Where, where are my children?" cried I, rushing through the flames, and №o," rief id}, „№o finb meine kleinen? ..."

4. An Etymological Dictionary of the English Language by Walter William Skeat (1893)
"1598, vol. ii. pt.ip 227, where we are told that certain small rafts are carried to the shore by the force of the in-rushing wave ; ' the Suffe of the Sea ..."

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