Origin of hurry-up
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
Antonyms for hurry
Examples from the Web for hurry-up
Contemporary Examples of 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
October 14, 2012
They had, he says, “the kind of considered exchange to which email is now doing such chatty, hurry-up violence.”My Loves and Letters
June 21, 2010
Historical Examples of hurry-up
I also found that I was being sent on all the hurry-up work.One Way Out
"We were giving Abdul a 'bit of hurry-up up' at Quinn's," he said.Trooper Bluegum at the Dardanelles
It was only when I was on the "hurry-up," however, that I worked alone.The Autobiography of a Thief
The manager was crazy, and told him to send for a hurry-up wagon, and run us all in.Harvard Stories
Waldron Kintzing Post
Don't miss it—or they'll drag you there in the hurry-up wagon.Cupid's Middleman
Edward B. Lent
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.).