Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun rush

7 senses of rush

Sense 1
haste, hurry, rush, rushing -- (the act of moving hurriedly and in a careless manner; "in his haste to leave he forgot his book")
       => motion, movement, move -- (the act of changing location from one place to another; "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")

Sense 2
rush, spate, surge, upsurge -- (a sudden forceful flow)
       => flow, flowing -- (the motion characteristic of fluids (liquids or gases))

Sense 3
rush -- (grasslike plants growing in wet places and having cylindrical often hollow stems)
       => marsh plant, bog plant, swamp plant -- (a semiaquatic plant that grows in soft wet land; most are monocots: sedge, sphagnum, grasses, cattails, etc; possibly heath)

Sense 4
Rush, Benjamin Rush -- (physician and American Revolutionary leader; signer of the Declaration of Independence (1745-1813))
       INSTANCE OF=> doctor, doc, physician, MD, Dr., medico -- (a licensed medical practitioner; "I felt so bad I went to see my doctor")
       INSTANCE OF=> American Revolutionary leader -- (a nationalist leader in the American Revolution and in the creation of the United States)

Sense 5
bang, boot, charge, rush, flush, thrill, kick -- (the swift release of a store of affective force; "they got a great bang out of it"; "what a boot!"; "he got a quick rush from injecting heroin"; "he does it for kicks")
       => exhilaration, excitement -- (the feeling of lively and cheerful joy; "he could hardly conceal his excitement when she agreed")

Sense 6
rush -- (a sudden burst of activity; "come back after the rush")
       => outburst, burst, flare-up -- (a sudden intense happening; "an outburst of heavy rain"; "a burst of lightning")

Sense 7
rush, rushing -- ((American football) an attempt to advance the ball by running into the line; "the linebackers were ready to stop a rush")
       => run, running, running play, running game -- ((American football) a play in which a player attempts to carry the ball through or past the opposing team; "the defensive line braced to stop the run"; "the coach put great emphasis on running")

Antonyms of verb rush

2 of 7 senses of rush

Sense 1
rush, hotfoot, hasten, hie, speed, race, pelt along, rush along, cannonball along, bucket along, belt along, step on it -- (move fast; "He rushed down the hall to receive his guests"; "The cars raced down the street")
       Antonym of linger (Sense 4)
      => linger, dawdle -- (take one's time; proceed slowly)

Sense 3
rush, hurry -- (urge to an unnatural speed; "Don't rush me, please!")
       Antonym of delay (Sense 1)
      => delay, detain, hold up -- (cause to be slowed down or delayed; "Traffic was delayed by the bad weather"; "she delayed the work that she didn't want to perform")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb rush

7 senses of rush

Sense 1
rush, hotfoot, hasten, hie, speed, race, pelt along, rush along, cannonball along, bucket along, belt along, step on it -- (move fast; "He rushed down the hall to receive his guests"; "The cars raced down the street")
       => travel, go, move, locomote -- (change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically; "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")

Sense 2
rush -- (attack suddenly)
       => assail, assault, set on, attack -- (attack someone physically or emotionally; "The mugger assaulted the woman"; "Nightmares assailed him regularly")

Sense 3
rush, hurry -- (urge to an unnatural speed; "Don't rush me, please!")
       => urge, urge on, press, exhort -- (force or impel in an indicated direction; "I urged him to finish his studies")

Sense 4
rush, hasten, hurry, look sharp, festinate -- (act or move at high speed; "We have to rush!"; "hurry--it's late!")
       => act, move -- (perform an action, or work out or perform (an action); "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")

Sense 5
rush -- (run with the ball, in football)
       => run -- (move fast by using one's feet, with one foot off the ground at any given time; "Don't run--you'll be out of breath"; "The children ran to the store")

Sense 6
race, rush -- (cause to move fast or to rush or race; "The psychologist raced the rats through a long maze")
       => move, displace -- (cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense; "Move those boxes into the corner, please"; "I'm moving my money to another bank"; "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant")

Sense 7
induce, stimulate, rush, hasten -- (cause to occur rapidly; "the infection precipitated a high fever and allergic reactions")
       => effect, effectuate, set up -- (produce; "The scientists set up a shock wave")

Antonyms of adj rush

2 senses of rush

Sense 1
first-come-first-serve (predicate), rush -- (not accepting reservations)

INDIRECT (VIA unreserved) -> reserved -- (set aside for the use of a particular person or party)

Sense 2
rush (prenominal), rushed -- (done under pressure; "a rush job")

INDIRECT (VIA hurried) -> unhurried -- (relaxed and leisurely; without hurry or haste; "people strolling about in an unhurried way"; "an unhurried walk"; "spoke in a calm and unhurried voice")

Similarity of adj rush

2 senses of rush

Sense 1
first-come-first-serve (predicate), rush -- (not accepting reservations)
       => unreserved (vs. reserved) -- (not reserved)

Sense 2
rush (prenominal), rushed -- (done under pressure; "a rush job")
       => hurried (vs. unhurried) -- (moving rapidly or performed quickly or in great haste; "a hurried trip to the store"; "the hurried life of a city"; "a hurried job")

2019, Cloud WordNet Browser