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Meaning of HURRY

Pronunciation:  'huree

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of moving hurriedly and in a careless manner; "in his haste to leave he forgot his book"
  2. [n]  overly eager speed (and possible carelessness); "he soon regretted his haste"
  3. [n]  a condition of urgency making it necessary to hurry; "in a hurry to lock the door"
  4. [v]  urge to an unnatural speed; "Don't rush me, please!"
  5. [v]  act or move at high speed; "We have to rush!"; "hurry--it's late!"
  6. [v]  move very fast; "The runner zipped past us at breakneck speed"

HURRY is a 5 letter word that starts with H.


 Synonyms: haste, haste, haste, hastiness, hurriedness, precipitation, rush, rush, rushing, speed, travel rapidly, zip
 Antonyms: delay, detain, hold up
 See Also: abruptness, accelerate, act, bolt, dart, dash, fastness, festinate, fleet, flit, flutter, go, hasten, hurry, locomote, look sharp, motion, move, move, move, movement, precipitance, precipitancy, precipitateness, quicken, run, scamper, scramble, scurry, speed, speed up, suddenness, swiftness, travel, urgency, whizz, whizz along, zoom, zoom along



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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;
  2. \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.]
  3. \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.
    Syn: Haste; speed; dispatch. See {Haste}.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you are in a hurry, suggests that may be unprepared for a situation. There is a lack in your planning of things. Alternatively, you may be feeling out of place. This dream may also be a literal reflection of your daily life where you feel that you are always in a rush and that there is not enough time to do all the things you want to do. The dream may occur due to this type of stress.
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