hurry


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Hurry \Hur"ry\, v. i.
   To move or act with haste; to proceed with celerity or
   precipitation; as, let us hurry.
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   To hurry up, to make haste. [Colloq.]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Hurry \Hur"ry\, n.
   The act of hurrying in motion or business; pressure; urgency;
   bustle; confusion.
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         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.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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.
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            Impetuous lust hurries him on.        --South.
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            They hurried him abroad a bark.       --Shak.
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   2. To impel to precipitate or thoughtless action; to urge to
      confused or irregular activity.
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            And wild amazement hurries up and down
            The little number of your doubtful friends. --Shak.
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   3. To cause to be done quickly.

   Syn: To hasten; precipitate; expedite; quicken; accelerate;
        urge.
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