1. To move with great haste inward or into some place. Cold air rushed in as I opened the window. The shoppers began rushing in the mall the moment it was opened to take advantage of the Black Friday sales.
2. To cause, compel, or force one to move inward or enter some place with great haste. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "rush" and "in." Security rushed the president in the building after the first shot smashed into the table. The worker at the station rushed us in so that the train could depart on time.
3. To act carelessly or recklessly; to undertake something without proper consideration or preparation. I wouldn't rush in, if I were you—you don't know this guy too well, so who's to say he won't screw you over? Michelle's always been that way, though. She rushes in and buys the first thing that catches her eye, rather than considering what makes the most sense.
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.
rush in(to something)
1. to run or hurry into a thing or a place. Everyone rushed into the shelter when the rain started. They all rushed in at once.
2. to begin doing something without the proper preparation. Don't rush into this job without thinking it through. Mary rushed in without thinking.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
1. To enter some place hurriedly or quickly: I rushed in the house to pick up my wallet.
2. To cause someone to enter some place in a hurry: We were late for the concert, so the ushers rushed us in.
3. To do something impulsively or without careful consideration; act rashly: It's best to shop around a bit rather than rushing in and buying the first car you see.
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.