American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To move or act with speed or haste.
- v. To cause to move or act with speed or haste: hurried the children to school.
- v. To cause to move or act with undue haste; rush: was hurried into marriage.
- v. To speed the progress or completion of; expedite. See Synonyms at speed.
- n. The act or an instance of hurrying; hastened progress.
- n. Activity or motion that is often unduly hurried; haste. See Synonyms at haste.
- n. The need or wish to hurry; a condition of urgency: in no hurry to leave.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To hasten; urge forward or onward; impel to greater rapidity of movement or action.
- To impel to violent or thoughtless action; urge to confused or imprudent activity.
- To draw, as a corf or wagon, in a coal-mine.
- Synonyms Hasten, Hurry (see hasten, v. i.); precipitate.
- To flurry.
- To move or act with haste.
- To move or act with undue haste or with precipitation.
- Synonyms Hasten, Hurry. See hasten, v. i.
- n. The act of hurrying. The act of making haste; rapid movement or action; also, urgency; bustle; haste.
- n. Excessive haste; precipitation; hence, agitation; confusion.
- n. A timber staging with spouts running from it, used in loading vessels with coal.
- n. In dram, music, a tremolando passage for violins or tympani in connection with an exciting situation.
- n. Synonyms Haste (see hasten, v. i.), flurry, flutter.
- n. In physical, a proposed unit of acceleration; an acceleration of one foot per second per second.
- n. Rushed action.
- n. Urgency.
- n. sports 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.
- v. To do things quickly.
- v. Often with up, to speed up the rate of doing something.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To hasten; to impel to greater speed; to urge on.
- v. To impel to precipitate or thoughtless action; to urge to confused or irregular activity.
- v. To cause to be done quickly.
- v. To move or act with haste; to proceed with celerity or precipitation.
- n. The act of hurrying in motion or business; pressure; urgency; bustle; confusion.
- n. a condition of urgency making it necessary to hurry
- v. move very fast
- v. urge to an unnatural speed
- v. act or move at high speed
- n. the act of moving hurriedly and in a careless manner
- n. overly eager speed (and possible carelessness)
- Middle English horyed ‘rushed, impelled’, frequentative of hurren ‘to vibrate rapidly, buzz’, from Proto-Germanic *hurzanan ‘to rush’ (compare Middle High German hurren ‘to hasten’, Norwegian hurre ‘to whirl around’), from Proto-Indo-European *ḱers-, *ḱors- (“to run, hurry”) (compare Welsh carrog ‘torrent’, Latin currere ‘to run’, Tocharian A/B kursär/kwärsar ‘league; course’, Lithuanian karsiù ‘to go quickly’). Related to horse, rush. (Wiktionary)
- Possibly Middle English horien, perhaps variant of harien, to harass; see harry. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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