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Definition of "hurry" []

  • To move or act with speed or haste. (verb-intransitive)
  • To cause to move or act with speed or haste: hurried the children to school. (verb-transitive)
  • To cause to move or act with undue haste; rush: was hurried into marriage. (verb-transitive)
  • To speed the progress or completion of; expedite. See Synonyms at speed. (verb-transitive)
  • The act or an instance of hurrying; hastened progress. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "hurry" in a sentence
  • "Enfin esperons quand meme .... mon rendez-vous au maxi ca sera le 3 décembre * hurry hurry* ..."
  • "She felt as though she must scream out to him to hurry -- _hurry_!"
  • "Behind them, her hands clasped to her breast -- crying out to them to hurry, _hurry_ -- stood Peggy"