from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. very busy
  • adj. done in haste; done quickly
  • adj. abounding or covered with rushes
  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of rush.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Abounding or covered with rushes.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Strewed with or abounding in rushes.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. done under pressure


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  • The word rushed from Chad in a stunned underbreath.


  • Her new single, "Mine," was scheduled to be released on Aug. 16, but after the MP3 leaked online on Wednesday, her label rushed to release the song 12 days early.


  • Look, Republicans are outnumbered, but they are doing their best to slow down what they call a rushed health care bill, and this is something that they say they're doing because Democrats formed it in a way that President Obama promised wouldn't happen -- business as usual, secret deal-making.

    CNN Transcript Dec 22, 2009

  • As the president faced the cameras, he was facing fire from Republicans for what they call a rushed and wrong decision.

    CNN Transcript Sep 17, 2009

  • Several of the experts, former government types, refused to believe what they called rushed findings and protested that there were ways to trigger these types of explosions and make it look like a mishap.

    Consent to Kill

  • "My label rushed me because of the momentum from Dilemma."

  • In the end Snowe said she was "extremely disappointed" in what she called a rushed process that left scant time for her to review, much less amend, the bill. - News

  • More people rushed from the sidewalk to the relative safety of the buildings on the ground level roadway, looking up to the sky and at the ends of the street.

    NaNoWriMo: Tragedy « The Graveyard

  • He rushed from the platform as soon as the cameras were off.

    Midterm elections live blog - Monday 18 October

  • Shortly Sir Kenyn noticed Granny was not getting her usual deliveries, so mounting his trusty steed Skype he rushed from the far-off Orient to investigate where the maiden had gone.

    February’s Japan Blog Matsuri


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