downrush

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From down- +‎ rush.

Verb[edit]

downrush (third-person singular simple present downrushes, present participle downrushing, simple past and past participle downrushed)

  1. (intransitive) To rush down; rush downward.
    • 1989, Michel Gresset, Fascination: Faulkner's fiction, 1919-1936:
      [...] For there is death in the sound of it, and a glamorous fatality, like silver pennons downrushing at sunset, or a dying fall of horns along the road to Roncevaux.

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Noun[edit]

downrush (plural downrushes)

  1. A rushing down.