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rush through

1. To travel through something or some place in great haste. We rushed through the airport to get to our gate in time before our plane departs. Quit rushing through traffic like that—you're going to get in an accident!
2. To cause, compel, or force one to travel through something or some place with great haste. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "rush" and "through." The man rushed his son through the restaurant toward the bathrooms so that he wouldn't throw up in the dining area. I could tell Mark was trying to rush us through the mall because he wanted to get back home.
3. To hurry to do or complete something, especially without as much attention, consideration, or preparation as is necessary or ideal. If you keep rushing through the book like that, you aren't going to remember a single thing that happens. Don't rush through the museum—try to give each piece of art enough time and attention that you take at least something away from it.
4. To cause, compel, or force one to hurry to do or complete something, especially without as much attention, consideration, or preparation as is necessary or ideal. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "rush" and "through." I feel like the guide really rushed us through the tour of the city. I know we were near the end of the day, but it kind of felt like a rip off. Don't rush through the museum—try to give each piece of art enough time and attention that you take at least something away from it.
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rush something through

 (something)
1. Lit. to pass something through a physical area rapidly. He rushed the ambulance through the gate to the stadium. Strong blowers rushed many cubic feet of air through the ductwork into all the rooms.
2. Fig. to move something through some process or office in a hurry. He was in a hurry so we rushed his order through the shipping department. He asked us to rush it through.
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rush through something

to hurry to get something finished; to race through something. Please don't rush through this business. Get it right. Timmy rushed through dinner so he could go out and play.
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rush through

v.
1. To do or complete something in a hurry: The staff rushed through the meeting because they had started late. I rushed through the test and got a lot of answers wrong.
2. To cause someone to do or complete something in a hurry: The tour guide rushed us through the exhibit too quickly.
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