"rushing" in the noun sense
1. rush, rushing
American football) an attempt to advance the ball by running into the line
"the linebackers were ready to stop a rush"
2. haste, hurry, rush, rushing
the act of moving hurriedly and in a careless manner
"in his haste to leave he forgot his book"
"rushing" in the verb sense
1. rush, hotfoot, hasten, hie, speed, race, pelt along, rush along, cannonball along, bucket along, belt along, step on it
"He rushed down the hall to receive his guests"
"The cars raced down the street"
3. rush, hurry
urge to an unnatural speed
"Don't rush me, please!"
4. rush, hasten, hurry, look sharp, festinate
act or move at high speed
"We have to rush!"
run with the ball, in football
6. race, rush
cause to move fast or to rush or race
"The psychologist raced the rats through a long maze"
7. induce, stimulate, rush, hasten
cause to occur rapidly
"the infection precipitated a high fever and allergic reactions"
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