hur·ry /ˈhɝi, ˈhʌri/
Hur·ry v. t. [imp. & p. p. Hurried p. pr. & vb. n. Hurrying.]
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.
n 1: a condition of urgency making it necessary to hurry; "in a
hurry to lock the door" [syn: haste]
2: overly eager speed (and possible carelessness); "he soon
regretted his haste" [syn: haste, hastiness, hurriedness,
3: the act of moving hurriedly and in a careless manner; "in
his haste to leave he forgot his book" [syn: haste, rush,
v 1: move very fast; "The runner zipped past us at breakneck
speed" [syn: travel rapidly, speed, zip]
2: act or move at high speed; "We have to rush!"; "hurry--it's
late!" [syn: rush, hasten, look sharp, festinate]
3: urge to an unnatural speed; "Don't rush me, please!" [syn: rush]