hurry


hurry
[[t]hʌ̱ri, AM hɜ͟ːri[/t]]
hurries, hurrying, hurried
1) VERB If you hurry somewhere, you go there as quickly as you can.

[V prep/adv] Claire hurried along the road...

[V prep/adv] When she finished work she had to hurry home and look after her son...

Bob hurried to join him, and they rode home together.

2) VERB If you hurry to do something, you start doing it as soon as you can, or try to do it quickly.

[V to-inf] Mrs Hardie hurried to make up for her tactlessness by asking her guest about his holiday....

There was no longer any reason to hurry.

3) N-SING: usu in a N, oft N to-inf If you are in a hurry to do something, you need or want to do something quickly. If you do something in a hurry, you do it quickly or suddenly.

Kate was in a hurry to grow up, eager for knowledge and experience...

Eric left the barge in a hurry.

4) VERB To hurry something means the same as to hurry up something.

[V n] ...The President's attempt to hurry the process of independence.

5) VERB If you hurry someone to a place or into a situation, you try to make them go to that place or get into that situation quickly.

[V n prep/adv] Rachel hurried him to his bed...

[V n prep/adv] They say they are not going to be hurried into any decision...

[V n] I don't want to hurry you.

Syn:
6) PHRASE If you say to someone `There's no hurry' or `I'm in no hurry' you are telling them that there is no need for them to do something immediately.

I'll need to talk with you, but there's no hurry...

`I am in no particular hurry,' he insisted.

7) PHRASE: PHR after v, PHR to-inf, PHR for n If you are in no hurry to do something, you are very unwilling to do it.

I love it at St Mirren so I'm in no hurry to go anywhere...

`It's a thrill I'm in no hurry for,' he smiles.

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English dictionary. 2008.

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