Definition Hurry

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a hurry: a rush, haste, the need to move or to do things quickly

hurry: quickly, fast

in a hurry: rushing, doing things very quickly
I'm in a hurry. I really need to move fast or I'll be late.
I can tell that you did this report in a hurry. You should have spent more time on it.

to hurry (up), to hurry (something): to rush, to speed up, to move more quickly; to try to make (something) happen more quickly
Hurry up! Move more quickly!

Pronunciation examples
UK: I can tell you put this report together in a hurry.
US: "Out of my way, I'm in a hurry" said the tortoise.


  • "Hurry up - the first interview is in 10 minutes!"
  • "You can't hurry love, no you just have to wait."
  • "Please try to hurry up – it's starting to smell!"
  • "I'm sorry, I'm in a hurry."
  • "Philip : Well, it's kind of complicated, Brian, but let's just say I need to get rid of some evidence in a hurry."
  • "Please hurry!"
  • "We're in a hurry, ja!"
  • "I'm sorry I haven't got time to talk, I'm in a hurry."
  • "But hurry up, you'll miss all the exciting baseball action."
  • "Well hurry up!"

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