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.
- hur·ry·ing·ly, adverb
- o·ver·hur·ry, verb, o·ver·hur·ried, o·ver·hur·ry·ing.
- un·hur·ry·ing, adjective
- un·hur·ry·ing·ly, adverb
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How to use hurry in a sentence
Once Gollum drags off his catch, Bilbo hurries to retrieve the ring, putting it in his pocket for safe keeping.‘The Hobbit’: 19 Changes from J.R.R. Tolkien’s Novel to Peter Jackson’s Movie | Anna Klassen | December 14, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
Strauss is in the courtyard giving advice to a student who hurries off with his files when I arrive.
She is like a canary bird; when others begin to speak, she hurries in her remarks, in an accompaniment.The Ladies' Book of Etiquette, and Manual of Politeness | Florence Hartley
Several jurymen leave their seats, but the district attorney hurries forward, and whispers to them.Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist | Alexander Berkman
But he's getting fond of it these last twelve months, and though he don't take very much it hurries him and flurries him.The Prime Minister | Anthony Trollope
British Dictionary definitions for hurry
(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
easily: you won't beat him in a hurry
willingly: we won't go there again in a hurry
- hurrying, noun, adjective
- hurryingly, adverb
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