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hurry

[ hur-ee, huhr-ee ]
/ 藞h蓽r i, 藞h蕦r i /
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verb (used without object), hur路ried, hur路ry路ing.
to move, proceed, or act with haste (often followed by up): Hurry, or we'll be late. Hurry up, it's starting to rain.
verb (used with object), hur路ried, hur路ry路ing.
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.
noun, plural hur路ries.
a state of urgency or eagerness: to be in a hurry to meet a train.
hurried movement or action; haste.
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Origin of hurry

First recorded in 1580鈥90; expressive word of uncertain origin, compare Middle English horyed (attested once) 鈥渞ushed, impelled,鈥 Middle High German hurren 鈥渢o move quickly鈥

synonym study for hurry

1. See rush1.

OTHER WORDS FROM hurry

hur路ry路ing路ly, adverbo路ver路hur路ry, verb, o路ver路hur路ried, o路ver路hur路ry路ing.un路hur路ry路ing, adjectiveun路hur路ry路ing路ly, adverb
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How to use hurry in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for hurry

hurry
/ (藞h蕦r瑟) /

verb -ries, -rying or -ried
(intr often foll by up) to hasten (to do something); rush
(tr often foll by along) to speed up the completion, progress, etc, of
noun
haste
urgency or eagerness
in a hurry informal
  1. easilyyou won't beat him in a hurry
  2. willinglywe won't go there again in a hurry

Derived forms of hurry

hurrying, noun, adjectivehurryingly, adverb

Word Origin for hurry

C16 horyen, probably of imitative origin; compare Middle High German hurren; see scurry
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