R r


    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [ruhsh]
    • /rʌʃ/
    • /rʌʃt/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ruhsh]
    • /rʌʃ/

Definitions of rushed word

  • verb without object rushed to move, act, or progress with speed, impetuosity, or violence. 1
  • verb without object rushed to dash, especially to dash forward for an attack or onslaught. 1
  • verb without object rushed to appear, go, pass, etc., rapidly or suddenly: The blood rushed to his face. 1
  • verb without object rushed Football. to carry the ball on a running play or plays. 1
  • verb with object rushed to perform, accomplish, or finish with speed, impetuosity, or violence: They rushed the work to make the deadline. 1
  • verb with object rushed to carry or convey with haste: to rush an injured person to the hospital. 1

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Origin of rushed

First appearance:

before 1325
One of the 16% oldest English words
1325-75; (v.) Middle English ruschen < Anglo-French russher, russer, Old French re(h)usser, re(h)user, ruser < Late Latin recūsāre, to push back, Latin: to refuse. See recuse, ruse; (noun) Middle English rus(s)che, derivative of the v.

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Parts of speech for Rushed


rushed popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 98% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
According to our data about 52% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

rushed usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for rushed

adj rushed

  • chop chop — pidgin English for quickly
  • chop-chop — with haste; quickly.
  • hasty — moving or acting with haste; speedy; quick; hurried.

adjective rushed

  • abrupt — An abrupt change or action is very sudden, often in a way which is unpleasant.
  • hassled — a disorderly dispute.
  • hurried — moving or working rapidly, especially forced or required to hurry, as a person.

verb rushed

  • aviated — Simple past tense and past participle of aviate.
  • barged — a capacious, flat-bottomed vessel, usually intended to be pushed or towed, for transporting freight or passengers; lighter.
  • careered — an occupation or profession, especially one requiring special training, followed as one's lifework: He sought a career as a lawyer.
  • coursed — a direction or route taken or to be taken.
  • darted — a small, slender missile that is pointed at one end and usually feathered at the other and is propelled by hand, as in the game of darts, or by a blowgun when used as a weapon.

noun rushed

  • candled — Simple past tense and past participle of candle.
  • corkscrewed — Simple past tense and past participle of corkscrew.
  • counterclaimed — Simple past tense and past participle of counterclaim.
  • gushed — to flow out or issue suddenly, copiously, or forcibly, as a fluid from confinement: Water gushed from the broken pipe.
  • gusted — Archaic. flavor or taste.

Antonyms for rushed

adj rushed

  • laid back — relaxed or unhurried: laid-back music rhythms.

verb rushed

  • circumambulated — Simple past tense and past participle of circumambulate.
  • crawled — Simple past tense and past participle of crawl.
  • dallied — to waste time; loiter; delay.
  • dawdled — to waste time; idle; trifle; loiter: Stop dawdling and help me with these packages!
  • dragged — to draw with force, effort, or difficulty; pull heavily or slowly along; haul; trail: They dragged the carpet out of the house.

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