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bum's rush

1. A hasty and forceful removal from a place. Likened to the ejection of a vagrant (a "bum") from a place. We got the bum's rush out of the sports bar after we started rooting for the home team's rival.
2. A peremptory or abrupt dismissal, due to a failed or rejected plan, idea, or performance. I brought up the possibility of reducing managerial pay to other employees, but that idea quickly got the bum's rush.
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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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7 gets a fight or left call from #3, then rushes punt through the appropriate shoulder.
3 gives #7 a right or left call, then rushes through opposite shade.
6 aligns on tackle's inside shoulder and rushes kick through B gap.
All DE pass rushes and stunts, including their first two or three steps, always remain the same.
On some rushes, you (the DT) can either attack the guard's or center's shoulder with a jab step or a head fake or knock down the blocker's hands, forcing the blocker out of the horizontal grid.
On other rushes, you can power (bull rush) the blocker out of the vertical grid.
We try to make the pass-rush game look like one-on-one rushes.
Canyon (2-5, 1-1) tied it on a pair of touchdowns by Jimmy Perry (16 rushes, 86 yards).
The Rushes spent 40 hours making their display, which features a bevy of animated figures including Santa Claus, two angels, an electric train and a Christmas tree with laser lights.