rush noun

1 sudden quick movement

ADJ. headlong, sudden

PREP. ~ for The film ended, and there was a rush for the exits. | ~ of A rush of water came from the burst pipe.

2 busy period

ADJ. awful, great, mad, tearing | sudden | last-minute | Christmas

RUSH + NOUN decision | job You can see that the painting was a rush job. | hour During the rush hour the journey may take up to twice as long.

PREP. in a ~ I've been in a mad rush all day. | ~ for a last-minute rush for tickets | ~ of a sudden rush of tourist traffic

PHRASES have a rush on We've had a rush on at the office, dealing with the backlog of orders.