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rush off

1. To leave or depart in haste. I'm sorry you have to rush off like that. Hopefully we'll see you again soon! He rushed off after the meeting to catch a flight to New York.
2. To cause, compel, or force one to leave or depart with great haste. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "rush" and "off." The waiter rushed us off the moment we were finished with dessert so that he could make room for the next guests. I really didn't like how they rushed us off the plane like that.
3. To send something in great haste, especially by mail. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "rush" and "off." I'm so sorry you haven't received your order yet—we'll rush a replacement off to you ASAP. We need to rush our tax returns off to the IRS before the deadline.
See also: off, rush

rush something off (to someone or something)

to send something quickly to someone or something. I will rush your order off to you immediately. I need to rush off this package to Walter.
See also: off, rush

rush off (from some place)

to hurry away from some place. I'm sorry, but I will have to rush off from this meeting before it's over. Mary had to rush off before the party was over.
See also: off, rush

rush off

1. To depart in a hurry: It's too bad you have to rush off right after the movie.
2. To send or transmit something hurriedly: As soon as your payment clears, we'll rush off your package to you. I'm sorry you left your book here; we'll rush it off to you in the mail.
See also: off, rush
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But the 63-year-old actress, who plays "M" in the Bond films, had to rush off afterwards to return to the side of husband Michael Williams, 63, at their London home because he was too ill to travel.
Indians general manager John Hart said the condition was kept a secret because Gooden was worried other teams would bunt to make him rush off the mound.
Her co-presenter Grant Stott is waiting to become a dad for the first time, and may have to rush off in the middle of filming to be at the birth.
But before you rush off to the farmer's market to stock up, cruise by your local Jack in the Box(R) restaurant to pick up the new Del Monte Fresh Fruit Cup, a refreshing and convenient treat that makes it easy to enjoy the best of summer's bounty.
Do you rush off and let the game start with 14 men or do you try to be as discreet as you can be and hope that cameramen use common sense and don't go showing it to everyone on the screen?
Avoid having to rush off with the other last minute thinkers and get the gear in your garage so you can start the party as soon as the clouds clear.
In that movie, it was a stretch to imagine the hunky Gibson, with his chiseled features and sparkling blue eyes, as a guy whose looks could scare people away; in his new movie, ``Conspiracy Theory,'' it's equally a stretch to imagine him as a disheveled New York cab driver suffering from rampant paranoia - one of those nutty, nattering guys on the street whose ramblings prompt other people to rush off in the opposite direction.
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TEXT maniacs who rush off steamy messages on Valentine's Day are being warned to check the number first - as a quarter will go to the wrong phone.
Jenny said: "The MG is a really fun car to drive, and it's great to get such an adrenaline rush off stage.
Some rush off because they have work to do - but for some people, the work they have to do includes washing birds and setting them free.
But again the door man turned him away, forcing Party Boy's agent to rush off and eventually get a VIP wrist band to allow him in.
Singer Jenny Frost said of the sexy motors: "It's great to get such an adrenaline rush off stage.