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 hurrying
And the faster our hurrying, the more acute our tunnel vision becomes.Chris Christie and the Runaway High-Speed Presidency Train|James Poulos|January 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Cato was not hurrying out of the world to escape an even more painful ending, but to avoid the humiliation of pardon.
As the “Frankenstorm” barrels toward the East Coast, politicians are hurrying to minimize its impact.
An administrator and a teacher were seen averting their eyes and hurrying off.
We see them everywhere—serious, distracted, hurrying away, as tearful as you and me.
Meantime, Allison and Kitty, hurrying home with their guest, had delighted Norah by a demand for early supper.The Little Colonel at Boarding-School|Annie Fellows Johnston
I smiled to myself as I saw them hurrying hither and thither about their numerous affairs.Trans-Himalaya, Vol. 1 (of 2)|Sven Hedin
Before Joyce could answer, she caught sight of Jack, through the big show-window, hurrying down the street by himself.The Little Colonel in Arizona|Annie Fellows Johnston
The thunder of its voice is as the voice of the hurrying people.The Voice of the Machines|Gerald Stanley Lee
When he reached the first corner everyone was hurrying on to the next, and Johnnie Jones hurried on, too.All About Johnnie Jones|Carolyn Verhoeff
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.).