Rash

Definition of Rash

Pronunciation: răsh
v. t.1.To pull off or pluck violently.
2.To slash; to hack; to cut; to slice.
Rashing off helms and riving plates asunder.
- Spenser.
n.1.(Med.) A fine eruption or efflorescence on the body, with little or no elevation.
Canker rash
See in the Vocabulary.
Nettle rash
See Urticaria.
Rose rash
See Roseola.
Tooth rash
See Red-gum.
1.An inferior kind of silk, or mixture of silk and worsted.
a.1.Sudden in action; quick; hasty.
2.Requiring sudden action; pressing; urgent.
I scarce have leisure to salute you,
My matter is so rash.
- Shak.
3.Esp., overhasty in counsel or action; precipitate; resolving or entering on a project or measure without due deliberation and caution; opposed to prudent; said of persons; as, a rash statesman or commander.
4.Uttered or undertaken with too much haste or too little reflection; as, rash words; rash measures.
5.So dry as to fall out of the ear with handling, as corn.
Was never known a more adventurous knight.
- Dryden.
Her rash hand in evil hour
Forth reaching to the fruit, she plucked, she eat.
- Milton.
If any yet be so foolhardy
To expose themselves to vain jeopardy;
If they come wounded off, and lame,
No honor's got by such a maim.
- Hudibras.
v. t.1.To prepare with haste.

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