hurry: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (hûr'ē, hur'ē), [key]
— v., n., pl. -ried, -ry•ing, -ries.
  1. to move, proceed, or act with haste (often fol. by up): Hurry, or we'll be late. Hurry up, it's starting to rain.
  1. to drive, carry, or cause to move or perform with speed.
  2. to hasten; urge forward (often fol. by up).
  3. to impel or perform with undue haste: to hurry someone into a decision.
  1. a state of urgency or eagerness: to be in a hurry to meet a train.
  2. hurried movement or action; haste.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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