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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
be taken/rushed/airlifted to hospitalBritish English, be taken/rushed/airlifted to the hospital American English
▪ Three people were taken to hospital after a crash on the motorway.
be rushed/run off your feet
▪ All the sales assistants are run off their feet. The shop ought to take on more staff.
▪ It's my son's birthday party tomorrow. I've been absolutely rushed off my feet getting ready for it.
▪ Bus managers were expecting to be rushed off their feet.
▪ He was in livery, and told me he was rushed off his feet.
▪ Obviously, the emergency services are run off their feet.
▪ There had been lots of problems, and they were rushed off their feet.
▪ We were rushed off our feet yesterday.
▪ People have complained that the doctors seem rushed, with too many patients to see in a day.
▪ The actors performances were needlessly rushed.
▪ The restaurant's service was rushed and impersonal.
▪ Although conducted with reverence and not rushed, it was still completed very quickly.
▪ But in our rushed, modern lifestyle we often rely on convenience foods and snacks which may be lacking in proper nutrition.
▪ I hope that Opposition Members accept that were we to attempt a rushed account this evening it would of necessity be incomplete.
▪ It may have to be less if we are rushed.
▪ Of course the importance of a high quality of case recording is clearly recognised but a rushed volunteer might leave gaps in case recording.
▪ Their wedding, mercifully, had been the sort of rushed job that Karen was busy despising.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

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.

    Like to an entered tide, they all rush by.

  2. To enter into something with undue haste and eagerness, or without due deliberation and preparation; as, to rush business or speculation.

    They . . . never think it to be a part of religion to rush into the office of princes and ministers.


Rushed \Rushed\, a. Abounding or covered with rushes.

  1. 1 very busy 2 done in haste; done quickly 3 abounding or covered with rushes v

  2. (en-past of: rush)


adj. done under pressure; "a rush job" [syn: rush(a)]


Usage examples of "rushed".

In the sudden brightness he saw Abraxas, first screaming in terror as the ocean rushed toward him, then pitching with the force of the water.

With a few thousand absentee ballots still uncounted and Republican Perry Hooper appearing to be ahead, the Democrats rushed into court to ask a judge to change the rules.

Once a handful of men, tormented beyond endurance, sprang up as a sign that they had had enough, but Thorneycroft, a man of huge physique, rushed forward to the advancing Boers.

Tom hoped would prove to be a successful aerial warship rushed to the open.

Suddenly she cast aside the book and rushed to the afterclap of the wagon.

As Ray and the other dogs rushed to join the melee, Ake slowly got out of the hovercraft, stretched his legs, and waved knowingly at a figure standing and watching all the commotion from a respectful distance.

Unfortunately, sleep had conquered her before your departure, and she only woke when the alarum struck, too late to detain you, for you had rushed with the haste of a man who is flying from some terrible danger.

During the night the amado fell out of the worn-out grooves with a crash, knocking down the shoji, which fell on me, and rousing Ito, who rushed into my room half-asleep, with a vague vision of bloodthirsty Ainos in his mind.

Bells rang, the stewards rushed forward, and- like rye shaken together in a shovel- the guests who had been scattered about in different rooms came together and crowded in the large drawing room by the door of the ballroom.

Waves of incinerating nuclear energy rushed over the machine city, a dazzling glare from round after round of annihilating nuclear bursts.

Gorloic, and laying a hand to his hilt he rushed forward through the antechamber and into the gatehouse, his friends coming hard on his heels.

Of a hundred musmons which had been surrounded, more than two-thirds escaped, but at last, thirty of these animals and ten wild goats were gradually driven back towards the corral, the open door of which appearing to offer a means of escape, they rushed in and were prisoners.

He directly rushed to his field, where little green heads were already appearing, and by means of a great cloth, he managed to protect his crop.

Bob, on the previous evening, now rushed into the mind of Arabin, and he called the settler aside and informed him of it, and inquired if he thought his men would steal or conceal the horse.

She was not shown the cellar, where the Duke of the North Ridings lay bound, and she and Adrian were rushed swiftly through the back room, where the Archdeacon was looking pensively out of the window.