Definition of adrenaline rush in English:

adrenaline rush

(also adrenalin rush)


  • A physical feeling of intense excitement and stimulation caused by the release of adrenaline from the adrenal glands.

    ‘most action films set out to give you an adrenaline rush’
    • ‘He had taken the wheel in dozens of races and loved the adrenaline rush of flying along at 160 mph.’
    • ‘There's definitely an adrenaline rush when you're doing a live show that's being broadcast across the country.’
    • ‘My heart was beating so fast and I had a huge adrenaline rush.’
    • ‘As a deadline-driven journalist, I am addicted to the adrenaline rush of last-minute multitasking.’
    • ‘As the threats - real or imagined - intensify, the challenge is to learn how to handle the resulting sensory flood and adrenaline rush.’
    • ‘For those who love an adrenaline rush, a visit to Motorcycle Centre is a must.’
    • ‘Their live show is a pure adrenaline rush.’
    • ‘Our clients want the adrenaline rush of watching their bets in action.’
    • ‘I've always been involved in physical activities, especially ones that involve competition and adrenalin rushes.’
    • ‘From the first time I taught, I loved the adrenalin rush.’
    • ‘Jamie was into speed - he liked fast cars and the adrenaline rush of living life on the edge.’