Hurrying
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 imitative origin.] 1. To hasten; to impel to greater speed; to urge on. [1913 Webster]

Impetuous lust hurries him on. --South. [1913 Webster]

They hurried him abroad a bark. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. To impel to precipitate or thoughtless action; to urge to confused or irregular activity. [1913 Webster]

And wild amazement hurries up and down The little number of your doubtful friends. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

3. To cause to be done quickly.

Syn: To hasten; precipitate; expedite; quicken; accelerate; urge. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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