Synonyms of rush
1 hurryDictionary • Someone inside the building rushed out.
hurry • Claire hurried along the road.
run • I excused myself and ran back to the telephone.
race • They raced away out of sight.
shoot • They had almost reached the boat when a figure shot past them.
fly • I flew downstairs.
career • The car went careering off down the track.
speed • The engine noise rises only slightly as I speed along.
tear • The door flew open and she tore into the room.
dash • Suddenly she dashed out into the garden.
sprint • He sprinted to the car.
scramble • More than a million fans are expected to scramble for tickets.
bolt • I made some excuse and bolted towards the exit.
dart • She darted away through the trees.
hasten • He hastened along the landing to her room.
scurry • The attack began, sending residents scurrying for cover.
stampede • The crowd stampeded and many were crushed or trampled underfoot.
lose no time
make short work of
burn rubber (informal)
, slow down
2 pushDictionary • The Act was rushed through after a legal loophole was discovered.
push • They pushed him into the car.
hurry • the President's attempt to hurry the process of independence
accelerate • The government is to accelerate its privatisation programme.
dispatch • He dispatched his business.
speed up • I woke when we started to speed up.
quicken • He quickened his pace a little.
press • As the music stopped, the crowd pressed forward.
hustle • The guards hustled Harry out of the car.
expedite • We will do all we can to expedite the procedure
3 attackDictionary • They rushed the entrance.
attack • The infantry's aim was to slow attacking forces.
storm • The refugees decided to storm the embassy.
assail • He was assailed by a young man with a knife.
take by storm
4 flowDictionary • Water rushes out of huge tunnels.
flow • A stream flowed down into the valley.
run • cisterns to catch rainwater as it ran off the walls
course • The tears coursed down his cheeks.
pour • Blood was pouring from his broken nose.
stream • Tears streamed down their faces.
surge • The crowd surged out from the church.
cascade • A waterfall cascades down the cliff from the hills.
gush • Piping hot water gushed out of the tap.
1 dashDictionary • The explosion caused panic and a mad rush for the doors.
dash • a 160-mile dash to hospital
race • a running race in a Cambridge quadrangle
scramble • the scramble for jobs
stampede • There was a stampede for the exit.
expedition • He was praised for having acted with such expedition.
speed • I was amazed at his speed of working.
dispatch • He feels we should act with despatch.
2 hurryDictionary • the rush not to be late for school
hurry • the hurry of people wanting to get home
urgency • It is a matter of utmost urgency.
bustle • the hustle and bustle of modern life
hustle • the perfect retreat from the hustle and bustle of London
3 run (on) • They are expecting a huge rush for the record.
call • There was a call by the trade unions for members to stay home for the duration of the strike.
demand • The demand for coal is down.
request • They agreed to his request for help.
4 bustleDictionary • the Christmas rush
commotion • He heard a terrible commotion outside.
hubbub • a hubbub of excited conversation from over a thousand people
hurly-burly • the hurly-burly of modern city life
flurry of activity
5 surgeDictionary • A rush of affection swept over him.
surge • The bridge was destroyed in a tidal surge during a storm.
flow • watching the quiet flow of the olive-green water
flood • She broke into a flood of tears.
gush • I heard a gush of water.
spurt • I flushed bright red as a spurt of anger flashed through me.
6 gustDictionary • A rush of air on my face woke me.
gust • A gust of wind drove down the valley.
flurry • A flurry of snowflakes was scudding by the window.
draught • Block draughts around doors and windows.
7 attackDictionary • Throw something noisy and feign a rush at him.
attack • a campaign of air attacks on strategic targets
charge • He led the bayonet charge from the front.
push (informal) • All that was needed was one final push, and the enemy would be vanquished once and for all.
storm • The attack was code-named Desert Storm.
assault • The rebels are poised for a new assault.
surge • He was overcome by a sudden surge of jealousy.
onslaught • a military onslaught against the rebels
hastyDictionary • I guess you could call it a rush job.
hasty • They need to make a hasty escape.
fast • She walked at a fast pace.
quick • Europe has moved a long way at a quick pace.
hurried • They had a hurried breakfast, then left.
prompt • an inflammation of the eyeball which needs prompt treatment
rapid • He walked at a rapid pace along Charles Street.
swift • a swift runner
brisk • The horse broke into a brisk trot.
cursory • I gave the letter a fairly cursory reading.
expeditious • the efficient and expeditious way in which he has conducted this business
, not urgent
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accelerateIf the process or rate of something accelerates or if something accelerates it, it gets faster and faster.
• The government is to accelerate its privatisation programme.
step up (informal),
step up (informal),
assailIf someone assails you, they attack you violently.
• He was assailed by a young man with a knife.
lay into (informal),
lay into (informal),
assaultAn assault by an army is a strong attack made on an area held by the enemy.
• The rebels are poised for a new assault.
Thesaurus for rush from the Collins English Thesaurus