Hurry
Hurry Hur"ry, n. The act of hurrying in motion or business; pressure; urgency; bustle; confusion. [1913 Webster]

Ambition raises a tumult in the soul, it inflames the mind, and puts into a violent hurry of thought. --Addison.

Syn: Haste; speed; dispatch. See {Haste}. [1913 Webster]


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  • Hurry — Hur ry, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Hurried}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Hurrying}.] [OE. horien; cf. OSw. hurra to whirl round, dial. Sw. hurr great haste, Dan. hurre to buzz, Icel. hurr hurly burly, MHG. hurren to hurry, and E. hurr, whir to hurry; all prob. of …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hurry — Hur ry, v. i. To move or act with haste; to proceed with celerity or precipitation; as, let us hurry. [1913 Webster] {To hurry up}, to make haste. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hurry — can refer to:*Hurry (EP), an EP by Tin Foil Phoenix *Hurrying, a child employed in a coal mine to transport coal *Hurry, a curling term …   Wikipedia

  • hurry — [n] speed in action, motion bustle, celerity, commotion, dash, dispatch, drive, expedition, expeditiousness, flurry, haste, precipitance, precipitateness, precipitation, promptitude, push, quickness, rush, rustle, scurry, speediness, swiftness,… …   New thesaurus

  • hurry — ► VERB (hurries, hurried) ▪ move or act quickly or more quickly. ► NOUN ▪ great haste; urgency. ● in a hurry Cf. ↑in a hurry DERIVATIVES hurried …   English terms dictionary

  • hurry — vb *speed, quicken, precipitate, hasten Analogous words: impel, drive, *move Antonyms: delay Contrasted words: retard, slow, slacken, detain (see DELAY): procrastinate, lag, loiter, dawdle (see DELAY) hurry n *haste, speed, dispatch, expedition …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • hurry — index dispatch (promptness), dispatch (send off), expedite, haste, hasten, precipitate (hasten), race …   Law dictionary

  • hurry — [hʉr′ē] vt. hurried, hurrying [prob. < echoic base seen in HURL or ? in ON hurra, to whir, whirl around] 1. to cause to move or act more rapidly or too rapidly; drive, move, send, force, or carry with haste 2. to cause to occur or be done more …   English World dictionary

  • hurry — hur|ry1 [ˈhʌri US ˈhə:ri] v past tense and past participle hurried present participle hurrying third person singular hurries [Date: 1600 1700; Origin: Probably copying the action] 1.) [I and T] to do something or go somewhere more quickly than… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • hurry — 1 verb 1 (I, T) to do something or go somewhere more quickly than usual, especially because there is not much time: The movie begins as six we ll have to hurry. | hurry through/along/down etc: She hurried down the corridor as fast as she could. | …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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