hurry


hurry
hur|ry1 [ `hʌri ] verb intransitive **
to do something or move somewhere very quickly:
We must hurry or we shall be late back.
Alec had to hurry home, but I stayed on.
hurry along/through/into: She hurried along the corridor toward his office.
He hurried through the streets until he reached Bill's house.
hurry to do something: The telephone suddenly rang and she hurried to answer it.
a. transitive to make someone do something or move somewhere more quickly: RUSH:
hurry someone away/in/out etc: Liz took Anna's arm and hurried her away.
hurry someone into doing something: Don't let them hurry you into signing anything.
b. to make something happen more quickly than it would have done: RUSH:
Let's not hurry the process.
hurry something through: The Act was hurried through Parliament just before the election.
,hurry `up phrasal verb
1. ) hurry up or hurry along transitive to make someone do something more quickly or to make something happen sooner:
Try and hurry her up a bit or we'll be late.
2. ) intransitive MAINLY SPOKEN used for telling someone to do something more quickly:
Hurry up and finish your soup!
3. ) intransitive to do something or move somewhere more quickly:
She wished George would hurry up with her cup of tea.
hurry
hur|ry 2 [ `hʌri ] noun *
be in a hurry or do something in a hurry
to do something or go somewhere quickly because you do not have much time:
Freya's letter looked as though she had written it in a great hurry.
She had been in too much of a hurry to change.
be in no hurry or not be in any hurry
1. ) to be able to wait to do something, because you have plenty of time:
I'm not in any hurry to get there.
2. ) to be unwilling to do something, or not want to do it until a future time:
Lou's in no hurry to get married.
in my/his/her etc. hurry
used for saying that someone made a mistake because of being in a hurry:
In his hurry he forgot to lock up.
(there's) no hurry SPOKEN
used for telling someone that they do not need to do something soon or quickly:
I'm ready whenever you are there's no hurry.
what's the/your hurry? or why the hurry? SPOKEN
used for telling someone that they are doing something too soon or quickly
will not be doing something again in a hurry SPOKEN
used for saying that you do not want to do something again

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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  • hurry up — {v. phr.} To rush (an emphatic form of hurry). * /Hurry up or we ll miss our plane./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

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