Definitions for: Hustle


[n] a rapid bustling commotion
[n] a swindle in which you cheat at gambling or persuade a person to buy worthless property
[v] move or cause to move energetically or busily; "The cheerleaders bustled about excitingly before their performance"
[v] cause to move furtively and hurriedly; "The secret service agents hustled the speaker out of the amphitheater"
[v] sell something to or obtain something from by energetic and esp. underhanded activity



Webster (1913) Definition: Hus"tle, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Hustled; p. pr. & vb. n.
Hustling.] [D. hustelen to shake, fr. husten to shake. Cf.
Hotchpotch.]
To shake together in confusion; to push, jostle, or crowd
rudely; to handle roughly; as, to hustle a person out of a
room. --Macaulay.


Hus"tle, v. i.
To push or crows; to force one's way; to move hustily and
with confusion; a hurry.

Leaving the king, who had hustled along the floor with
his dress worfully arrayed. --Sir W.
Scott.

Synonyms: ado, bunco, bunco game, bunko, bunko game, bustle, bustle, bustle about, con, con game, confidence game, confidence trick, flimflam, flurry, fuss, gyp, pluck, roll, sting, stir

See Also: belt along, bucket along, cannonball along, cheat, commotion, din, displace, hasten, hie, hotfoot, move, pelt along, race, rig, ruckus, ruction, rumpus, rush, rush along, speed, steal, swindle, tumult

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