Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A rushing down.

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  • verb intransitive To rush down; rush downward.
  • noun A rushing down.

Etymologies

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From down- +‎ rush.

Examples

  • Yes, it's easy to overlook the consequences of Labour's headlong downrush into irrecoverable indebtedness when they're not in power, isn't it?

    Death of a canary: Steve Bell

  • A downrush of blood spooks his heart with a couple of misfired thuds.

    The Last of Boland

  • For bards relate that Caeneus though still living perished at the hands of the Centaurs, when apart from other chiefs he routed them; and they, rallying against him, could neither bend nor slay him; but unconquered and unflinching he passed beneath the earth, overwhelmed by the downrush of massy pines.

    The Argonautica

  • He left the kitten above and descended these, and discovered with a thrill of hope a path leading among the rocks at the foot of the roaring downrush of the Centre Fall.

    The War in the Air

  • The hormonal downrush kicked off by kisspeptin comes full circle when estrogen and testosterone travel back to the brain, imprinting neural circuits with female and male characteristics, Messager said.

    It Starts with a Kiss

  • The hormonal downrush kicked off by kisspeptin comes full circle when estrogen and testosterone travel back to the brain, imprinting neural circuits with female and male characteristics, Messager said.

    Archive 2006-06-01

  • The creature opened its wings again, breaking its fall, catching itself in mid-air; the sudden downrush of air knocked Tobas and Peren off their feet, and Tobas felt the heat of the flames he had kindled washing across his cheek.

    With a Single Spell

  • For bards relate that Caeneus though still living perished at the hands of the Centaurs, when apart from other chiefs he routed them; and they, rallying against him, could neither bend nor slay him; but unconquered and unflinching he passed beneath the earth, overwhelmed by the downrush of massy pines.

    The Argonautica

  • For bards relate that Caeneus though still living perished at the hands of the Centaurs, when apart from other chiefs he routed them; and they, rallying against him, could neither bend nor slay him; but unconquered and unflinching he passed beneath the earth, overwhelmed by the downrush of massy pines.

    The Argonautica

  • It was very beautiful, even under the hot summer sun of the second anniversary of Scattergood's arrival in that part of the world, but he was not seeing it as it was -- mountainous, green, with untouched forests, quickened to life and sound by the swift, rushing, splashing downrush of a tireless mountain river.

    Scattergood Baines

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