Definitions for: Hurry


[n] the act of moving hurriedly and in a careless manner; "in his haste to leave he forgot his book"
[n] overly eager speed (and possible carelessness); "he soon regretted his haste"
[n] a condition of urgency making it necessary to hurry; "in a hurry to lock the door"
[v] urge to an unnatural speed; "Don't rush me, please!"
[v] act or move at high speed; "We have to rush!"; "hurry--it's late!"
[v] move very fast; "The runner zipped past us at breakneck speed"



Webster (1913) Definition: 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.

Impetuous lust hurries him on. --South.

They hurried him abroad a bark. --Shak.

2. To impel to precipitate or thoughtless action; to urge to
confused or irregular activity.

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

3. To cause to be done quickly.

Syn: To hasten; precipitate; expedite; quicken; accelerate;
urge.


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

To hurry up, to make haste. [Colloq.]


Hur"ry, n.
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.

Syn: Haste; speed; dispatch. See Haste.

Synonyms: haste, haste, haste, hastiness, hurriedness, precipitation, rush, rush, rushing, speed, travel rapidly, zip

Antonyms: delay, detain, hold up

See Also: abruptness, accelerate, act, bolt, dart, dash, fastness, festinate, fleet, flit, flutter, go, hasten, hurry, locomote, look sharp, motion, move, move, move, movement, precipitance, precipitancy, precipitateness, quicken, run, scamper, scramble, scurry, speed, speed up, suddenness, swiftness, travel, urgency, whizz, whizz along, zoom, zoom along

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