English dictionary definition of:



  • the act of moving hurriedly and in a careless manner
  • a sudden forceful flow
  • grasslike plants growing in wet places and having cylindrical often hollow stems
  • physician and American Revolutionary leader; signer of the Declaration of Independence (1745-1813)
  • the swift release of a store of affective force
  • a sudden burst of activity
  • (American football) an attempt to advance the ball by running into the line


  • move fast
  • attack suddenly
  • urge to an unnatural speed
  • act or move at high speed
  • run with the ball, in football
  • cause to move fast or to rush or race
  • cause to occur rapidly


  • not accepting reservations
  • done under pressure


bang   boot   charge   festinate   first-come-first-serve   flush   haste   hasten   hie   hotfoot   hurry   induce   kick   race   rushed   rushing   spate   speed   stimulate   surge   thrill   upsurge  

Scrabble score for rushes

Scrabble score = 9

generated at 08:21:16 on 13-03-20

Spelling dictionary home

Sign up to remove this advert

"Thank goodness for Spellzone during this remote learning phase. The site is easy for students to navigate independently and they're really enjoying the activities and spelling games. You get an awful lot for your money with Spellzone. Really reassuring is the very prompt response with helpdesk queries. I've very rarely needed the helpdesk, but when I have, the issue has been addressed and sorted within a very short time."

Sarah Taggart, Oasis Academy Lord's Hill