Definition of inrush in English:



  • The sudden arrival or entry of something.

    ‘a great inrush of water occurred’
    • ‘The rapid inrush and outflow of air inflated and deflated the interior, giving rise to apprehension that the craft might disintegrate at any moment.’
    • ‘Yet even as the crowd was pushing me on, I felt the inrush of a great and powerful force.’
    • ‘The late inrush of revenue was not entirely unexpected as tax payment deadlines were met and November is traditionally a high revenue month.’
    • ‘The whole sequence of events, from the inrush of calcium to the initiation of the action potential, takes place in less than two milliseconds.’
    • ‘The other, more important, is that the inrush of the bean counters of ‘managerialism’ is very largely due to the degeneration of professional judgment.’
    • ‘They had no way of escaping the powerful inrush of water and were drowned.’
    • ‘I was very lucky this birthday - we had a little inrush of cash just before it and so the other half very kindly bought me a surround sound system.’
    • ‘They went down the pit and were vulnerable to explosions of firedamp and coal dust, to rock falls and inrushes of clay, sand and water.’
    • ‘The result is local resistance to an inrush of unfamiliar ideas, products, and services from multinational companies.’
    • ‘The common pattern seems to be this: there is an inrush into the electorate of a new ethnic or racial group, with a strong preference for one political party, and politics seems to be structured around this division.’
    • ‘When such bubbles burst in the vicinity of a solid surface, the symmetry is broken because the surface interferes with the inrush of fluid to the collapsed bubble.’
    • ‘They aimed to beach her, but the inrush of water was too great and the tugs had to cast off as she sank to the sandy bottom a mile from Rame Head at 10.30 pm.’
    • ‘There will be no inrush of comments like yesterday to distract me.’
    • ‘They were alarmed by a potential inrush of Indian traders from East Africa - who soon turned out to be invaluable additions to the economy, reviving corner-shops and pharmacies, and building up small businesses throughout Britain.’
    • ‘The original physical feeling of causal efficacy is submerged but not eliminated by an inrush of conceptual feelings, and then we have a display of qualities presented to us.’
    • ‘The door behind her opens with an inrush of air and she pushes her hair out of her face as it twists under her nose.’
    influx, inundation, rush, flood, torrent, deluge, stream, avalanche
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