Synonyms for rush

Synonyms for (noun) rush

Synonyms: rush, rushing, hurry, haste

Definition: the act of moving hurriedly and in a careless manner

Usage: in his haste to leave he forgot his book

Similar words: motion, move, movement

Definition: the act of changing location from one place to another

Usage: police controlled the motion of the crowd; the movement of people from the farms to the cities; his move put him directly in my path


Synonyms: rush, rushing

Definition: (American football) an attempt to advance the ball by running into the line

Usage: the linebackers were ready to stop a rush

Similar words: run, running, running game, running play

Definition: (American football) a play in which a player attempts to carry the ball through or past the opposing team

Usage: the defensive line braced to stop the run; the coach put great emphasis on running


Synonyms: rush

Definition: a sudden burst of activity

Usage: come back after the rush

Similar words: burst, flare-up, outburst

Definition: a sudden intense happening

Usage: an outburst of heavy rain; a burst of lightning


Synonyms: surge, upsurge, rush, spate

Definition: a sudden forceful flow

Similar words: flow, flowing

Definition: the motion characteristic of fluids (liquids or gases)


Synonyms: flush, kick, boot, charge, bang, thrill, rush

Definition: the swift release of a store of affective force

Usage: they got a great bang out of it; what a boot!; he got a quick rush from injecting heroin; he does it for kicks

Similar words: excitement, exhilaration

Definition: the feeling of lively and cheerful joy

Usage: he could hardly conceal his excitement when she agreed


Synonyms: Rush, Benjamin Rush

Definition: physician and American Revolutionary leader; signer of the Declaration of Independence (1745-1813)

Similar words: American Revolutionary leader

Definition: a nationalist leader in the American Revolution and in the creation of the United States


Similar words: doc, doctor, Dr., physician, MD, medico

Definition: a licensed medical practitioner

Usage: I felt so bad I went to see my doctor


Synonyms: rush

Definition: grasslike plants growing in wet places and having cylindrical often hollow stems

Similar words: marsh plant, bog plant, swamp plant

Definition: a semiaquatic plant that grows in soft wet land; most are monocots: sedge, sphagnum, grasses, cattails, etc; possibly heath

Synonyms for (verb) rush

Synonyms: hurry, rush

Definition: urge to an unnatural speed

Usage: Don't rush me, please!

Similar words: press, exhort, urge, urge on

Definition: force or impel in an indicated direction

Usage: I urged him to finish his studies


Synonyms: rush, look sharp, hurry, hasten, festinate

Definition: act or move at high speed

Usage: We have to rush!; hurry--it's late!

Similar words: move, act

Definition: perform an action, or work out or perform (an action)

Usage: think before you act; We must move quickly; The governor should act on the new energy bill; The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel


Synonyms: rush

Definition: attack suddenly

Similar words: set on, assail, assault, attack

Definition: attack someone physically or emotionally

Usage: The mugger assaulted the woman; Nightmares assailed him regularly


Synonyms: stimulate, rush, induce, hasten

Definition: cause to occur rapidly

Usage: the infection precipitated a high fever and allergic reactions

Similar words: set up, effect, effectuate

Definition: produce

Usage: The scientists set up a shock wave


Synonyms: hasten, hotfoot, hie, cannonball along, bucket along, pelt along, belt along, step on it, race, speed, rush, rush along

Definition: move fast

Usage: He rushed down the hall to receive his guests; The cars raced down the street

Similar words: go, locomote, travel, move

Definition: change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically

Usage: How fast does your new car go?; We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus; The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect; The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell; news travelled fast


Synonyms: rush, race

Definition: cause to move fast or to rush or race

Usage: The psychologist raced the rats through a long maze

Similar words: displace, move

Definition: cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense

Usage: Move those boxes into the corner, please; I'm moving my money to another bank; The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant


Synonyms: rush

Definition: run with the ball, in football

Similar words: run

Definition: move fast by using one's feet, with one foot off the ground at any given time

Usage: Don't run--you'll be out of breath; The children ran to the store

Synonyms for (adjective) rush

Synonyms: rush, rushed

Definition: done under pressure

Usage: a rush job

Similar words: hurried

Definition: moving rapidly or performed quickly or in great haste

Usage: a hurried trip to the store; the hurried life of a city; a hurried job


Synonyms: first-come-first-serve, rush

Definition: not accepting reservations

Similar words: unreserved

Definition: not reserved