Hus·tle v. t. [imp. & p. p. Hustled p. pr. & vb. n. Hustling ] To shake together in confusion; to push, jostle, or crowd rudely; to handle roughly; as, to hustle a person out of a room.
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.
n 1: a swindle in which you cheat at gambling or persuade a
person to buy worthless property [syn: bunco, bunco
game, bunko, bunko game, con, confidence trick,
confidence game, con game, gyp, sting, flimflam]
2: a rapid bustling commotion [syn: bustle, flurry, ado,
v 1: cause to move furtively and hurriedly; "The secret service
agents hustled the speaker out of the amphitheater"
2: move or cause to move energetically or busily; "The
cheerleaders bustled about excitingly before their
performance" [syn: bustle, bustle about]
3: sell something to or obtain something from by energetic and
especially underhanded activity [syn: pluck, roll]