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rush | reckless |

As a proper noun rush

is (computing) a dialect of the language.

As an adjective reckless is

careless or heedless; headstrong or rash.



(wikipedia rush)

Etymology 1

From (etyl) rusch, risch, from (etyl) rysc, risc, from (etyl) ).


  • Any of several stiff aquatic or marsh plants of the genus Juncus , having hollow or pithy stems and small flowers.
  • The stem of such plants used in making baskets, mats, the seats of chairs, etc.
  • The merest trifle; a straw.
  • * (rfdate) (Arbuthnot)
  • John Bull's friendship is not worth a rush .

    Etymology 2

    Perhaps from (etyl) ruschen, . More at (l). (etymology note) An alternative etymology traces rush'' via (etyl) . Alternatively, according to the OED, perhaps an adaptation of (etyl) russher, , although connection to the same (etyl) root is also possible. More at ''rouse .


  • A sudden forward motion.
  • * Sir H. Wotton
  • A gentleman of his train spurred up his horse, and, with a violent rush , severed him from the duke.
  • * {{quote-book, year=1963, author=(Margery Allingham), title=(The China Governess)
  • , chapter=19 citation , passage=When Timothy and Julia hurried up the staircase to the bedroom floor, where a considerable commotion was taking place, Tim took Barry Leach with him. 
  • A surge.
  • General haste.
  • A rapid, noisy flow.
  • (military) A sudden attack; an onslaught.
  • (contact sports) The act of running at another player to block or disrupt play.
  • A rusher; a lineman.
  • the center rush , whose place is in the center of the rush line
  • A sudden, brief exhilaration, for instance the pleasurable sensation produced by a stimulant.
  • (US, figuratively) A regulated period of recruitment in fraternities]] and [[sorority, sororities.
  • (US, dated, college slang) A perfect recitation.
  • (croquet) A roquet in which the object ball is sent to a particular location on the lawn.
  • Derived terms
    * adrenalin rush * bum's rush * rush goalie * rush hour * rush job * sugar rush


  • To hurry; to perform a task with great haste.
  • * (Thomas Sprat) (1635–1730)
  • Theynever think it to be a part of religion to rush into the office of princes and ministers.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-08-16, author= John Vidal
  • , volume=189, issue=10, page=8, magazine=(The Guardian Weekly) , title= Dams endanger ecology of Himalayas , passage=Most of the Himalayan rivers have been relatively untouched by dams near their sources. Now the two great Asian powers, India and China, are rushing to harness them as they cut through some of the world's deepest valleys.}}
  • (label) To flow or move forward rapidly or noisily.
  • * (William Shakespeare) (1564-1616)
  • Like to an entered tide, they all rush by.
  • * {{quote-book, year=1892, author=(James Yoxall)
  • , chapter=5, title= The Lonely Pyramid , passage=The desert storm was riding in its strength; the travellers lay beneath the mastery of the fell simoom. Whirling wreaths and columns of burning wind, rushed around and over them.}}
  • To dribble rapidly.
  • To run directly at another player in order to block or disrupt play.
  • (label) To cause to move or act with unusual haste.
  • To make a swift or sudden attack.
  • (label) To swiftly attach to without warning.
  • (label) To transport or carry quickly.
  • To roquet an object ball to a particular location on the lawn.
  • To recite (a lesson) or pass (an examination) without an error.
  • Synonyms
    * See also


  • Performed with, or requiring urgency or great haste, or done under pressure.
  • a rush job
    Usage notes
    Used only before a noun.



    Alternative forms

    * (l), (l) (obsolete)


  • Careless or heedless; headstrong or rash.
  • Indifferent to danger or the consequences.
  • Antonyms

    * (l)

    Derived terms

    * recklessness