adrenaline rush

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adrenaline rush (plural adrenaline rushes)

  1. A surge of strength and energy brought on by a dangerous situation, by, or as if by, adrenaline.
  2. (figuratively) An event or activity which causes such.
    • 2012 May 9, John Percy, “Birmingham City 2 Blackpool 2 (2-3 on agg): match report”, in the Telegraph[1]:
      Blackpool continue to thrive on the adrenalin rush of the end-of-season shoot-out and are heading for a second Wembley date in two years after negotiating a nervy path past Birmingham.