verb (used without object), hur·ried, hur·ry·ing.
verb (used with object), hur·ried, hur·ry·ing.
noun, plural hur·ries.
- hurricane lamp,
- hurricane warning,
- hurricane-force wind,
- hurry up and wait,
Origin of hurry
Examples from the Web for hurry
I could complain about how, two out of eight episodes in, Agent Carter is in no hurry to introduce its real villain.
And so some long-standing policies have changed dramatically and in a hurry.
They also want the administration to hurry up and decide how it plans to go after the group, both in Iraq and in Syria.After Underestimating ISIS, Obama Scrambles for Plan to Defeat Them|Josh Rogin|August 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Johnson indicated the school was in no hurry to unveil a new nickname or logo.The Native Americans Who Voted for ‘The Fighting Sioux’|Evan Weiner|June 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The public is demanding the resignation of the members who called out, “Hey you, should hurry up and get married!”
The pocket in the hills in which they lay was surely a safe and comfortable place, and one need be in no hurry to abandon it.The Great Sioux Trail|Joseph Altsheler
We have very nearly burnt the Church of England over our heads, in our hurry to make a bonfire of the Pope.Literary and General Lectures and Essays|Charles Kingsley
He is never ill, never in a hurry, never in a bad temper; in fact, he is a very charming man.The Life of a Ship|R.M. Ballantyne
After glancing through the book, I made an excuse to hurry away and inform Her Majesty.Two Years in the Forbidden City|The Princess Der Ling
You cannot hurry constructions of this kind; they must have time to settle.
verb -ries, -rying or -ried
- easilyyou won't beat him in a hurry
- willinglywe won't go there again in a hurry
Word Origin for hurry
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.).