Origin of hurry-up
Definition for hurry-up (2 of 2)
verb (used without object), hur·ried, hur·ry·ing.
verb (used with object), hur·ried, hur·ry·ing.
noun, plural hur·ries.
Origin of hurry
SYNONYMS FOR hurry
Related formshur·ry·ing·ly, adverbo·ver·hur·ry, verb, o·ver·hur·ried, o·ver·hur·ry·ing.un·hur·ry·ing, adjectiveun·hur·ry·ing·ly, adverb
Examples from the Web for hurry-up
And that is forcing both presidential campaigns to play what might be called a hurry-up offense.It’s Election Month 2012! Early Voting Changes Presidential Landscape|Ben Jacobs|October 14, 2012|DAILY BEAST
They had, he says, “the kind of considered exchange to which email is now doing such chatty, hurry-up violence.”
Did you write Miss Sanford a hurry-up note within the last few days?Judith of Blue Lake Ranch|Jackson Gregory
I'll come out about two-thirty and pay a hurry-up five-minute call.Big Timber|Bertrand W. Sinclair
Make it into tarts, into turnovers or put between hot buttered layers for a hurry-up shortcake.Dishes & Beverages of the Old South|Martha McCulloch Williams
Meantime the Old Man grubbed along on a bowl of milk and a piece of apple pie, at a hurry-up lunch-joint.The Clarion|Samuel Hopkins Adams
I said, 'Talk quick or you will be in a hurry-up wagon on your way to police headquarters!'Dreamy Hollow|Sumner Charles Britton
British Dictionary definitions for hurry-up
verb -ries, -rying or -ried
- easilyyou won't beat him in a hurry
- willinglywe won't go there again in a hurry