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 for rushing
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Rush \Rush\ (r[u^]sh), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Rushed (r[u^]sht);
     p. pr. & vb. n. Rushing.] [OE. ruschen; cf. AS. hryscan to
     make a noise, D. ruischen to rustle, G. rauschen, MHG.
     r[=u]schen to rush, to rustle, LG. rusken, OSw. ruska, Icel.
     & Sw. ruska to shake, Dan. ruske to shake, and E. rouse.]
     1. To move forward with impetuosity, violence, and tumultuous
        rapidity or haste; as, armies rush to battle; waters rush
        down a precipice.
        [1913 Webster]
              Like to an entered tide, they all rush by. --Shak.
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     2. To enter into something with undue haste and eagerness, or
        without due deliberation and preparation; as, to rush
        business or speculation.
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              They . . . never think it to be a part of religion
              to rush into the office of princes and ministers.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: (American football) an attempt to advance the ball by
           running into the line; "the linebackers were ready to stop
           a rush" [syn: rush, rushing]
      2: the act of moving hurriedly and in a careless manner; "in his
         haste to leave he forgot his book" [syn: haste, hurry,
         rush, rushing]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  63 Moby Thesaurus words for "rushing":
     abrupt, affluent, ascending, axial, back, back-flowing, backward,
     confluent, coursing, decurrent, defluent, descending, diffluent,
     down-trending, downward, drifting, flowing, fluent, fluxional,
     fluxive, flying, going, gulfy, gushing, gyrational, gyratory,
     hasty, headlong, hurried, impetuous, mazy, meandering, mounting,
     passing, plunging, pouring, precipitant, precipitous, profluent,
     progressive, racing, reflowing, refluent, regressive,
     retrogressive, rising, rotary, rotational, rotatory, running,
     serpentine, sideward, sinking, sluggish, soaring, streaming,
     sudden, surging, surgy, tidal, up-trending, upward, vortical

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