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Princeton's WordNet

  1. rush, rushingnoun

    (American football) an attempt to advance the ball by running into the line

    "the linebackers were ready to stop a rush"

  2. haste, hurry, rush, rushingnoun

    the act of moving hurriedly and in a careless manner

    "in his haste to leave he forgot his book"


  1. rushing

    Rushing refers to moving or doing something with speed or urgency, often because of time constraints or pressure. It may involve haste or the lack of sufficient attention to detail, which can potentially lead to mistakes or overlooked aspects. It can be applied to various contexts including physical movement, completion of tasks or projects, and decision-making processes.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Rushing

    of Rush

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Rushing is ranked #1827 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Rushing surname appeared 19,604 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 7 would have the surname Rushing.

    76.5% or 15,011 total occurrences were White.
    18.2% or 3,584 total occurrences were Black.
    2.3% or 451 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.9% or 384 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.5% or 106 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    0.3% or 71 total occurrences were Asian.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of rushing in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of rushing in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of rushing in a Sentence

  1. Jeb Bush:

    So eager to be the history-makers, they failed to be the peacemakers, rushing away from danger can be every bit as unwise as rushing into danger, and the costs have been grievous. Bush, a former two-term governor of Florida, vowed to be.

  2. Demosthenes:

    Great and unexpected successes are often the cause of foolish rushing into acts of extravagance.

  3. Lam Wa-yin:

    They've started rushing to buy supplies even before they fully close the borders, it'll get worse if it is fully closed. Especially food, people have been rushing to buy oil, salt and rice, not to mention the face masks.

  4. Hubert Humphrey:

    There are those who say to you -- we are rushing this issue of civil rights. I say we are 172 years late.

  5. Jeb Bush:

    He's seen what it's like to be the son of a president. He's seen what it's like to be the brother of a president, and therefore he's being very -- he is not rushing into running for the presidency. I have no clue where his head is now.

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