Origin of hurried
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- to move, proceed, or act with haste (often followed by up): Hurry, or we'll be late. Hurry up, it's starting to rain.
- to drive, carry, or cause to move or perform with speed.
- to hasten; urge forward (often followed by up).
- to impel or perform with undue haste: to hurry someone into a decision.
- a state of urgency or eagerness: to be in a hurry to meet a train.
- hurried movement or action; haste.
Origin of hurry
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Examples from the Web for hurried
Davis was one of the last ones out and hurried to follow the other hostages, who were being marched down the thoroughfare.‘Argo’ in the Congo: The Ghosts of the Stanleyville Hostage Crisis
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It was nearing naptime and so the three hurried to grab groceries, worrying that the baby would get fussy after too long.Westgate's Chilling Security Video Reveals Shopping Mall Bloodbath
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He hurried back and learned that a group of young men had come in after filming a rap video out on Webster Avenue.Bronx Gunman Shot His Friend, Didn’t Spill His Drink
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I ran the usual diagnostic tests and had the usual conversations and hurried importantly along the endless hospital corridors.You Probably Shouldn’t Try to Lose 20 Pounds by Eating Clay
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Reynders, who also serves as deputy prime minister, hurried to the scene, saw two bodies, and called paramedics.First Anti-Semitic Attack Since World War II Rocks Brussels
May 25, 2014
Robert hurried upstairs, and quickly returned with the weapon.
Robert hurried home, and rushed into the kitchen where his mother was at work.
He might not come for her, but he would send Moses, and then he hurried away.Harriet, The Moses of Her People
Sarah H. Bradford
By this time several persons had hurried to the scene of the encounter.Grace Harlowe's Return to Overton Campus
Jessie Graham Flower
Sarah agreed briskly, and she hurried on toward the private office.Within the Law
- performed with great or excessive hastea hurried visit
- (intr often foll by up) to hasten (to do something); rush
- (tr often foll by along) to speed up the completion, progress, etc, of
- urgency or eagerness
- in a hurry informal
- easilyyou won't beat him in a hurry
- willinglywe won't go there again in a hurry
Word Origin and History for hurried
"done in a rush," 1660s, from past participle of hurry (v.). Related: Hurriedly.
1590, first recorded in Shakespeare, who used it often; perhaps a variant of harry (v.), or perhaps a West Midlands sense of Middle English hurren "to vibrate rapidly, buzz," from Proto-Germanic *hurza "to move with haste" (cf. Middle High German hurren "to whir, move fast," Old Swedish hurra "to whirl round"), which also perhaps is the root of hurl. Related: hurried; hurrying.
c.1600, probably from hurry (v.).