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rush Idioms & Phrases


benjamin rush

  • noun physician and American Revolutionary leader; signer of the Declaration of Independence (1745-1813)
    Rush.
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Bog rush

  • (Bot.), any rush growing in bogs; saw grass.
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Bunt rush

  • (Football), a combined rush by main strength.
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Club rush

  • any rush of the genus Scirpus.
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club-rush

Club"-rush` noun
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  1. (Bot.) A rushlike plant, the reed mace or cat-tail, or some species of the genus Scirpus. See Bulrush.
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common rush

  • noun tall rush with soft erect or arching stems found in Eurasia, Australia, New Zealand, and common in North America
    bulrush; Juncus effusus; bullrush; common rush.
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cotton rush

  • noun any sedge of the genus Eriophorum; north temperate bog plants with tufted spikes
    cotton grass.
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creeping spike rush

  • noun cylindrical-stemmed sedge
    Eleocharis palustris.
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Dutch rush

  • (Bot.), a species of horsetail rush or Equisetum (E. hyemale) having a rough, siliceous surface, and used for scouring and polishing; called also scouring rush, and shave grass. See Equisetum.
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egyptian paper rush

  • noun tall sedge of the Nile valley yielding fiber that served many purposes in historic times
    Egyptian paper rush; Cyperus papyrus; Egyptian paper reed; papyrus; paper plant.
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Flowering rush

  • a European rushlike plant (Butomus umbellatus), with an umbel of rosy blossoms.
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gold rush

  • noun a sudden happening that brings good fortune (as a sudden opportunity to make money)
    gravy; windfall; bunce; bonanza; boom; manna from heaven; godsend.
    • the demand for testing has created a boom for those unregulated laboratories where boxes of specimen jars are processed like an assembly line
  • noun a large migration of people to a newly discovered gold field
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hard rush

  • noun tall rush of temperate regions
    Juncus inflexus.
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jointed rush

  • noun rush of Australia
    Juncus articulatus.
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Mat rush

  • (Bot.), a kind of rush (Scirpus lacustris) used in England for making mats.
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Moss rush

  • (Bot.), a rush of the genus Juncus (J. squarrosus).
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needle rush

  • noun fine-leaved aquatic spike rush; popular as aerator for aquariums
    Eleocharis acicularis; hair grass; needle spike rush; needle rush.
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needle spike rush

  • noun fine-leaved aquatic spike rush; popular as aerator for aquariums
    Eleocharis acicularis; hair grass; needle spike rush; needle rush.
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Nut rush

  • (a) Any plant of the genus Scleria, rushlike plants with hard nutlike fruits . (b) A name for several species of Cyperus having tuberous roots.
  • (Bot.), a genus of cyperaceous plants (Scleria) having a hard bony achene. Several species are found in the United States and many more in tropical regions.
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paper rush

  • noun tall sedge of the Nile valley yielding fiber that served many purposes in historic times
    Egyptian paper rush; Cyperus papyrus; Egyptian paper reed; papyrus; paper plant.
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rush along

  • verb move fast
    rush; bucket along; hotfoot; belt along; cannonball along; race; step on it; hie; hasten; speed; pelt along.
    • He rushed down the hall to receive his guests
    • The cars raced down the street
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rush aster

  • noun a variety of aster
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rush away

  • verb depart in a hurry
    rush away.
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Rush broom

  • an Australian leguminous plant (Viminaria denudata), having long, slender branches. Also, the Spanish broom. See under Candle.
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rush candle

  • noun a tallow candle with a rush stem as the wick
    rushlight.
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rush family

  • noun tufted herbs resembling grasses: rushes
    family Juncaceae; Juncaceae.
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Rush grass

  • noun grass having wiry stems and sheathed panicles
    rush grass.
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  • any grass of the genus Vilfa, grasses with wiry stems and one-flowered spikelets.
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rush hour

  • noun the times at the beginning and end of the working day when many people are traveling to or from work
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Rush line

  • (Football), the line composed of rushers.
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rush nut

  • noun European sedge having small edible nutlike tubers
    chufa; yellow nutgrass; ground almond; Cyperus esculentus; earth almond.
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rush off

  • verb depart in a hurry
    rush away.
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rush out

  • verb jump out from a hiding place and surprise (someone)
    sally out; leap out; burst forth.
    • The attackers leapt out from the bushes
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rush rose

  • noun woody yellow-flowered perennial of southeastern United States
    Helianthemum scoparium.
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Rush toad

  • (Zoöl.), the natterjack.
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rush-bearing

Rush"-bear`ing noun
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  1. A kind of rural festival at the dedication of a church, when the parishioners brought rushes to strew the church. Eng. Nares.
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rush-grass

  • noun grass having wiry stems and sheathed panicles
    rush grass.
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salt rush

  • noun rush of the Pacific coast of North America
    Juncus leseurii.
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Scouring rush

  • noun evergreen erect horsetail with rough-edged stems; formerly used for scouring utensils
    rough horsetail; Equisetum hyemale robustum; Equisetum hyemale; Equisetum robustum.
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  • (Bot.) Same as Dutch rush, under Dutch.
  • . (Bot.) See Dutch rush, under Dutch.
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slender rush

  • noun tufted wiry rush of wide distribution
    Juncus tenuis.
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slender spike rush

  • noun fine-leaved aquatic spike rush; popular as aerator for aquariums
    Eleocharis acicularis; hair grass; needle spike rush; needle rush.
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soft rush

  • noun tall rush with soft erect or arching stems found in Eurasia, Australia, New Zealand, and common in North America
    bulrush; Juncus effusus; bullrush; common rush.
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Spike rush

  • noun a sedge of the genus Eleocharis
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  • any rushlike plant of the genus Eleocharis, in which the flowers grow in dense spikes.
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Sweet rush

  • a sweet-scented grass of Arabia, etc. (Andropogon schoenanthus), used in Oriental medical practice.
  • (Bot.), sweet flag.
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Toad rush

  • noun low-growing annual rush of damp low-lying ground; nearly cosmopolitan
    Juncus bufonius.
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  • (Bot.), a low-growing kind of rush (Juncus bufonius).
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Twig rush

  • (Bot.), any rushlike plant of the genus Cladium having hard, and sometimes prickly-edged, leaves or stalks. See Saw grass, under Saw.
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variegated scouring rush

  • noun northern North America; Greenland; northern and central Europe
    variegated horsetail; Equisetum variegatum.
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Wind rush

  • (Zoöl.), the redwing. Prov. Eng.
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Wood rush

  • (Bot.), any plant of the genus Luzula, differing from the true rushes of the genus Juncus chiefly in having very few seeds in each capsule.
  • any plant of the genus Luzula, which differs in some technical characters from Juncus.
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