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rush

1. noun, dated slang An exceptional or excessive lavishing of attention on someone, especially a woman, so as to woo them or gain their affections. He had been giving her the rush for months, but Mary showed no signs of interest in him.
2. verb, dated slang To attempt to woo (someone, especially a woman) with an exceptional or excessive lavishing of attention. All the men in our town set about rushing my sister the moment it became public knowledge that she was single again.
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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.
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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