hurry-up
adjective Date: 1902 speeded up ; completed in a hurry <
a hurry-up dinner
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New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • hurry up — {v. phr.} To rush (an emphatic form of hurry). * /Hurry up or we ll miss our plane./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • hurry up — {v. phr.} To rush (an emphatic form of hurry). * /Hurry up or we ll miss our plane./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • hurry up — phrasal verb Word forms hurry up : present tense I/you/we/they hurry up he/she/it hurries up present participle hurrying up past tense hurried up past participle hurried up 1) [intransitive] mainly spoken used for telling someone to do something… …   English dictionary

  • hurry up — I PHRASAL VERB If you tell someone to hurry up, you are telling them do something more quickly than they were doing. [V P] Franklin told Howe to hurry up and take his bath; otherwise, they d miss their train... [V P with n] Hurry up with that… …   English dictionary

  • hurry-up — | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ adjective Etymology: from hurry up, v. 1. a. : of an emergency nature : rush hurry up call hurry up job b. : equipped t …   Useful english dictionary

  • hurry-up — /herr ee up , hur /, adj. characterized by speed or the need for speed; quick: a hurry up meal; a hurry up phone call. [1885 90; adj. use of v. phrase hurry up] * * * …   Universalium

  • hurry-up — /ˈhʌri ʌp/ (say huree up) noun 1. a reminder or prompting to action: go and give them a hurry up. –adjective 2. prompting; urging: a hurry up call. –phrase 3. give someone a hurry up, Colloquial to urge someone to greater speed …   Australian English dictionary

  • ˌhurry ˈup — phrasal verb 1) spoken used for telling someone to do something more quickly Hurry up and finish your soup.[/ex] 2) to do something or to move somewhere more quickly, or to make someone do this She wished George would hurry up with her cup of tea …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • hurry\ up — v. phr. To rush (an emphatic form of hurry). Hurry up or we ll miss our plane …   Словарь американских идиом

  • hurry up — do it quickly, make it snappy    Hurry up with the dishes. We want you to play cards with us …   English idioms

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