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  2  definitions  found 
 
  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  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  hurrying 
  adj  :  moving  with  great  haste;  "affection  for  this  hurrying 
  driving...little  man";  "lashed  the  scurrying  horses" 
  [syn:  {scurrying}] 
  n  :  changing  location  rapidly  [syn:  {speed},  {speeding},  {hastening}] 




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