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Meaning of HUSTLE

Pronunciation:  'husul

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a rapid bustling commotion
  2. [n]  a swindle in which you cheat at gambling or persuade a person to buy worthless property
  3. [v]  move or cause to move energetically or busily; "The cheerleaders bustled about excitingly before their performance"
  4. [v]  cause to move furtively and hurriedly; "The secret service agents hustled the speaker out of the amphitheater"
  5. [v]  sell something to or obtain something from by energetic and esp. underhanded activity

HUSTLE is a 6 letter word that starts with H.


 Synonyms: ado, bunco, bunco game, bunko, bunko game, bustle, bustle, bustle about, con, con game, confidence game, confidence trick, flimflam, flurry, fuss, gyp, pluck, roll, sting, stir
 See Also: belt along, bucket along, cannonball along, cheat, commotion, din, displace, hasten, hie, hotfoot, move, pelt along, race, rig, ruckus, ruction, rumpus, rush, rush along, speed, steal, swindle, tumult



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Hus"tle\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Hustled}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Hustling}.] [D. hustelen to shake, fr. husten to shake. Cf.
    To shake together in confusion; to push, jostle, or crowd
    rudely; to handle roughly; as, to hustle a person out of a
    room. --Macaulay.
  2. \Hus"tle\, v. i.
    To push or crows; to force one's way; to move hustily and
    with confusion; a hurry.
          Leaving the king, who had hustled along the floor with
          his dress worfully arrayed.              --Sir W.
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