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Verb: hurry  hur-ee or hú-ree [N. Amer], hú-ree [Brit]
  1. Move or travel very quickly
    "He hurried down the hall to receive his guests";
    - rush, hotfoot, hasten, hie [archaic], speed, race, pelt along [informal], rush along, bucket along [informal], belt along [informal], step on it [informal], travel rapidly, zip [informal], zoom, zoom along, whizz [informal], whizz along [informal], bucket [informal], wing [informal], pelt [informal], barrel [informal], rocket [informal], belt [informal]
  2. Move faster or act quickly or quicker
    "hurry--it's late!";
    - rush, hasten, look sharp, festinate [archaic], hurry up, get a move on [informal], make haste
  3. Urge to an unnatural speed
    "Don't hurry me, please!";
    - rush
Noun: hurry  hur-ee or hú-ree [N. Amer], hú-ree [Brit]
  1. A condition of urgency making it necessary to move or act fast
    "in a hurry to lock the door";
    - haste
  2. Overly eager speed (and possible carelessness)
    "he soon regretted his hurry";
    - haste, hastiness, hurriedness, precipitation
  3. The act of moving hurriedly and in a careless manner
    "in his hurry to leave he forgot his book";
    - haste, rush, rushing

Derived forms: hurried, hurries, hurrying

Type of: act, exhort, fastness, go, locomote, motion, move, movement, press, speed, swiftness, travel, urge, urge on, urgency

Encyclopedia: Hurry, John