1. A name given to many aquatic or marsh-growing endogenous plants with soft, slender stems, as the species of Juncus and Scirpus.
  2. The merest trifle; a straw.
  3. A moving forward with rapidity and force or eagerness; a violent motion or course; as, a rush of troops; a rush of winds; a rush of water.
  4. Great activity with pressure; as, a rush of business.
  5. A perfect recitation.
  6. A rusher; as, the center rush, whose place is in the center of the rush line; the end rush.
  7. The act of running with the ball.

v. i.

  1. To move forward with impetuosity, violence, and tumultuous rapidity or haste; as, armies rush to battle; waters rush down a precipice.
  2. To enter into something with undue haste and eagerness, or without due deliberation and preparation; as, to rush business or speculation.

v. t.

  1. To push or urge forward with impetuosity or violence; to hurry forward.
  2. To recite (a lesson) or pass (an examination) without an error.