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rush

1. n. a quick print of a day’s shooting of a film. (Filmmaking. Usually plural.) After today’s shooting, we’ll watch yesterday’s rushes.
2. n. a period of time when fraternities and sororities are permitted to pursue new members. (Collegiate.) When does rush start this year?
3. tv. [for a fraternity or sorority member] to try to persuade someone to join. They can’t rush anyone except during rush week.
4. tv. to court or date someone, usually a woman. (From sense 3) He spent some time trying to rush her but had to give up.
5. n. a burst of energy or good feeling from a drug; the explosive euphoria of some kinds of drugs. (Drugs.) What kind of rush does this have?
6. n. any excitement; any burst of good feeling. (From sense 5) The wonderful ending to the movie gave me a rush.
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d: ss ne The Rush family are still well-known in the Flint area, and it was from his home county where many of his nominations came.
When Rush and his dreams are discussed, it is usually in the context of his extraordinary correspondence with John Adams, his fellow signer of the Declaration of Independence and good friend.
4 : to bring (someone) to a place quickly <He was rushed to the hospital.>
Serving as president from 1993 until 2005, Rush was dismissed following a special closed meeting of the Board of Trustees.
Wherever I go the audience keeps saying, "When, when, when is Rush Hour 3?" So I said, "Let's do it."
"My son was concerned," said Rush, who lives on a rural spread with a barn full of Elvis records and memorabilia that belonged to his older brother and sister.
I suggest you embrace the Christmas rush, but not the rush I've been describing thus far.
Each container is designed to collect all kinds of paper to make the process more convenient for the program's participants, so the material is sent to a sorting facility before it goes off to the company's news print and paper mills, says Rush.
Born in Berlin in 1912, Rush was witness to Germany's Weimar and Nazi regimes before relocating to Johannesburg, South Africa, in 1935, in part to escape her family's antigay stance.
The Q receives the snap and proceeds to drop quickly, looking at receivers downfield, encouraging a heavy rush (the Q must remain calm during this rush).
Rush's former side are regarded as one of the powerhouses and glamour sides in New Zealand.
Haithcock resented Rush's attempts to control the ward and to control her--she claimed he ordered her to fax him copies of her daily schedules--and they had a public falling out.
Aizlewood was manager Ian Rush's assistant at the Deva Stadium but there has been intense speculation over the pair's future for the last month.
These sarcastic words were penned by Benjamin Rush, then Physician General of the Continental Army's Middle [Medical] Department, to General Nathanael Greene in 1777.