rush off

(redirected from rushes off)

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
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

rush off

v.
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
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.
See also:
References in periodicals archive ?
When David broaches the subject with his dad, he again rushes off to the toilet.
Wracked with guilt about lying to his mum, Craig rushes off himself.
Summary: She wakes up very early and puts on her sports kit and trainers, then rushes off to go running with the group of which she is a member.
Almost dotty fairground feel to The Look that bops its way as brightly and short-lived as bubblegum while Corinne rushes off to obscurity with indecent haste.
We only see each other when it suits him and he always rushes off in the morning.
One morning Boogie jumps out of the bush and startles Doogle so that he rushes off into his house and shuts the door, but, Boogie who is curious, has other ideas and simply follows him into the house.
After a quick nap, Laura jumps out of bed and rushes off to work...
She never actually finishes a sentence; her mind rushes off to the next attack of conversation.
Eager, headstrong, driven by love, Anderson rushes off to her doom, giving the ballet an emotional power barely hinted at by Acosta and Ananiashvili.
What of the dozens of conspiracies against the public interest under way right now that go unreported while a stampeding herd of journalists rushes off in pursuit of Whitewater?
DOUBLE WHAMMY: Angola ace Manucho rushes off to celebrate after his two second-half goals stunned Senegal
Just before he rushes off to be ``Uncle Tucker'', here's a quick deadringer for EastEnders' miserable Mark Fowler.
A shocked Miss Ireland spokesperson hit back last night saying: "She is all sweetness and light when you talk to her - and then she rushes off to the press."