Definitions for hurryˈhɜr i, ˈhʌr i

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

hur•ryˈhɜr i, ˈhʌr i(v.)-ried, -ry•ing

  1. (v.i.)to move, proceed, or act with haste (often fol. by up).

  2. (v.t.)to drive, carry, or cause to move with speed.

  3. to hasten; urge forward (often fol. by up).

  4. to impel or perform with undue haste; rush:

    to hurry someone into a decision; to hurry a speech.

  5. (n.)a state of urgency or eagerness:

    shoppers in a great hurry.

  6. hurried movement or action; haste.

Origin of hurry:

1580–90; expressive word of uncert. orig.; cf. ME horyed (attested once) rushed, impelled, MHG hurren to move quickly

Princeton's WordNet

  1. hurry, haste(noun)

    a condition of urgency making it necessary to hurry

    "in a hurry to lock the door"

  2. haste, hastiness, hurry, hurriedness, precipitation(noun)

    overly eager speed (and possible carelessness)

    "he soon regretted his haste"

  3. haste, hurry, rush, rushing(verb)

    the act of moving hurriedly and in a careless manner

    "in his haste to leave he forgot his book"

  4. travel rapidly, speed, hurry, zip(verb)

    move very fast

    "The runner zipped past us at breakneck speed"

  5. rush, hasten, hurry, look sharp, festinate(verb)

    act or move at high speed

    "We have to rush!"; "hurry--it's late!"

  6. rush, hurry(verb)

    urge to an unnatural speed

    "Don't rush me, please!"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. hurry(verb)ˈhɜr i, ˈhʌr i

    to do or make do quickly because there is little time; = rush

    We have to hurry up - the stores are closing.; I don't want to hurry you, but it's getting late.

  2. hurryˈhɜr i, ˈhʌr i

    to move quickly toward

    He hurried over to the check-in desk.

  3. hurry(noun)ˈhɜr i, ˈhʌr i

    the need to get somewhere quickly

    In her hurry, she dropped her glove.; What's the hurry? We have lots of time.

  4. hurryˈhɜr i, ˈhʌr i

    ***not having much time

    Sorry, I can't talk now - I'm in a hurry.; kids in a hurry to finish their homework

  5. hurryˈhɜr i, ˈhʌr i

    done quickly, or too quickly

    I wrote the paper in a hurry.

  6. hurryˈhɜr i, ˈhʌr i

    having lots of time

    Take as much time as you need - I'm in no hurry.

  7. hurryˈhɜr i, ˈhʌr i

    to not want to do sth

    I'm not in any hurry to talk to her again.


  1. hurry(Noun)

    Rushed action.

    Why are you in such a big hurry?

  2. hurry(Noun)


    There is no hurry on that paperwork.

  3. hurry(Noun)

    In American football, an incidence of a defensive player forcing the quarterback to act faster than the quarterback was prepared to, resulting in a failed offensive play.

  4. hurry(Verb)

    To do things quickly.

    He's hurrying because he's late.

  5. hurry(Verb)

    Often with up, to speed up the rate of doing something.

    If you don't hurry you won't finish on time.

  6. Origin: horyed ‘rushed, impelled’, frequentative of hurren ‘to vibrate rapidly, buzz’, from hurzanan ‘to rush’ (compare hurren ‘to hasten’, hurre ‘to whirl around’), from ḱers- (compare carrog ‘torrent’, currere ‘to run’, Tocharian A/B kursär/kwärsar ‘league; course’, karsiu ‘to go quickly’). Related to horse, rush.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hurry(verb)

    to hasten; to impel to greater speed; to urge on

  2. Hurry(verb)

    to impel to precipitate or thoughtless action; to urge to confused or irregular activity

  3. Hurry(verb)

    to cause to be done quickly

  4. Hurry(verb)

    to move or act with haste; to proceed with celerity or precipitation; as, let us hurry

  5. Hurry(noun)

    the act of hurrying in motion or business; pressure; urgency; bustle; confusion


  1. Hurry

    Hurry is a 2001 EP released by Tin Foil Phoenix as Sonic Bloom. The EP was nominated for a 2002 Western Canadian Music Award for Outstanding Rock Recording.

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'hurry' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3344

  2. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'hurry' in Verbs Frequency: #628

Translations for hurry

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


the act of doing something quickly, often too quickly

In his hurry to leave, he fell and broke his arm.

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