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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hurry  \Hur"ry\,  v.  i. 
  To  move  or  act  with  haste;  to  proceed  with  celerity  or 
  precipitation;  as  let  us  hurry. 
 
  {To  hurry  up},  to  make  haste.  [Colloq.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hurry  \Hur"ry\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Hurried};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Hurrying}.]  [OE.  horien;  cf  OSw.  hurra  to  whirl  round, 
  dial.  Sw  hurr  great  haste,  Dan.  hurre  to  buzz,  Icel.  hurr 
  hurly-burly,  MHG.  hurren  to  hurry,  and  E.  hurr,  whir  to 
  hurry;  all  prob.  of  imitative  origin.] 
  1.  To  hasten;  to  impel  to  greater  speed;  to  urge  on 
 
  Impetuous  lust  hurries  him  on  --South. 
 
  They  hurried  him  abroad  a  bark.  --Shak. 
 
  2.  To  impel  to  precipitate  or  thoughtless  action  to  urge  to 
  confused  or  irregular  activity. 
 
  And  wild  amazement  hurries  up  and  down  The  little 
  number  of  your  doubtful  friends.  --Shak. 
 
  3.  To  cause  to  be  done  quickly. 
 
  Syn:  To  hasten;  precipitate;  expedite;  quicken;  accelerate; 
  urge. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hurry  \Hur"ry\,  n. 
  The  act  of  hurrying  in  motion  or  business;  pressure;  urgency; 
  bustle;  confusion. 
 
  Ambition  raises  a  tumult  in  the  soul,  it  inflames  the 
  mind,  and  puts  into  a  violent  hurry  of  thought. 
  --Addison. 
 
  Syn:  Haste;  speed;  dispatch.  See  {Haste}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  hurry 
  n  1:  a  condition  of  urgency  making  it  necessary  to  hurry;  "in  a 
  hurry  to  lock  the  door"  [syn:  {haste}] 
  2:  overly  eager  speed  (and  possible  carelessness);  "he  soon 
  regretted  his  haste"  [syn:  {haste},  {hastiness},  {hurriedness}] 
  3:  the  act  of  moving  hurriedly  and  in  a  careless  manner;  "in 
  his  haste  to  leave  he  forgot  his  book"  [syn:  {haste},  {rush}, 
  {rushing}] 
  v  1:  move  very  fast  [syn:  {travel  rapidly},  {speed},  {zip}] 
  2:  act  or  move  at  high  speed;  "We  have  to  rush!"  [syn:  {rush}, 
  {hasten},  {look  sharp}] 
  3:  urge  to  an  unnatural  speed;  "Don't  rush  me  please!"  [syn:  {rush}] 
  [ant:  {delay}] 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  HURRY,  n.  The  dispatch  of  bunglers. 
 
 




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