language ,english

China
April 15, 2009 10:10pm CST
I have some problem with english,can anybody help me ,many thanks! 'and a general rush for the tiny port immediately after to see the last red glow as the ship folded into itself' what does mean the'rush'in this sentence?
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@Colmuc (708)
16 Apr 09
Cannot be sure without seeing previous sentence but it could mean all boats hurrying to get to the port. A "general rush" would be "everyone going quickly". eg. In the office, when it is five o'clock there is a general rush to get home. or; At the end of the football match there is a general rush to get out of the stadium. Hope this helps.
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@ShepherdSpy (8562)
• Omagh, Northern Ireland
16 Apr 09
In its simplest description, To "Rush" means the same as to "Hurry".. the sentence seems to be telling part of a story of a ship which could be going out to sea as the sun goes down,while people from around the port moved quickly to the waterfront to see the sunset,and the boat appears to get smaller and smaller in the distance,seemingly "Folding into itself".. I hope this helps!