Definition of Hurry

1. Noun. A condition of urgency making it necessary to hurry. "In a hurry to lock the door"

Exact synonyms: Haste
Generic synonyms: Urgency



2. Verb. Move very fast. "These cars won't hurry "; "The runner zipped past us at breakneck speed"
Exact synonyms: Speed, Travel Rapidly, Zip
Generic synonyms: Go, Locomote, Move, Travel
Specialized synonyms: Dart, Fleet, Flit, Flutter, Run, Whizz, Whizz Along, Zoom, Zoom Along
Derivative terms: Hurrying, Speed, Speed, Speed
Also: Speed Up

3. Noun. Overly eager speed (and possible carelessness). "He soon regretted his haste"

4. Verb. Act or move at high speed. "Hurry--it's late!"
Exact synonyms: Festinate, Hasten, Look Sharp, Rush
Generic synonyms: Act, Move
Derivative terms: Festination, Rush, Rush, Rusher, Rushing

5. Noun. The act of moving hurriedly and in a careless manner. "In his haste to leave he forgot his book"
Exact synonyms: Haste, Rush, Rushing
Generic synonyms: Motion, Move, Movement
Specialized synonyms: Bolt, Dash, Scamper, Scramble, Scurry
Derivative terms: Rush, Rush, Rush, Rush, Rush, Rush

6. Verb. Urge to an unnatural speed. "Don't rush me, please!"
Exact synonyms: Rush
Causes: Festinate, Hasten, Look Sharp, Rush
Generic synonyms: Exhort, Press, Urge, Urge On
Antonyms: Delay
Derivative terms: Rush

Definition of Hurry

1. v. t. To hasten; to impel to greater speed; to urge on.

2. v. i. To move or act with haste; to proceed with celerity or precipitation; as, let us hurry.

3. n. The act of hurrying in motion or business; pressure; urgency; bustle; confusion.

Definition of Hurry

1. Noun. Rushed action. ¹

2. Noun. Urgency. ¹

3. Noun. (sports) In American football, an incidence of a defensive player forcing the quarterback to act faster than the quarterback was prepared to, resulting in a failed offensive play. ¹

4. Verb. To do things quickly. ¹

5. Verb. Often with (term up), to speed up the rate of doing something. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Hurry

1. to move swiftly [v -RIED, -RYING, -RIES]

Medical Definition of Hurry

1. The act of hurrying in motion or business; pressure; urgency; bustle; confusion. "Ambition raises a tumult in the soul, it inflames the mind, and puts into a violent hurry of thought." (Addison) Synonym: Haste, speed, dispatch. See Haste. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Hurry

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Allen's Synonyms and Antonyms by Frederic Sturges Allen (1920)
"hasten, vt quicken, hurry, dispatch, speed, urge, press, hurry-scurry, precipitate, ... Antonyms: see DELIBERATION. hasten, vi quicken, go, hurry, press, ..."

2. The Art of Worldly Wisdom by Baltasar Gracián y Morales, Joseph Jacobs (1892)
"Postilions of life, they increase the ordinary pace of life by the hurry of their own calling. They devour more in one day than they can digest in a whole ..."

3. Roughing It by Mark Twain (2001)
"Presently a head appeared in the circle of daylight away aloft, and a voice came down: NO PARTICULAR hurry. "Are you all set?" "All set—hoist away. ..."

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