I UK [ˈhʌrɪ] / US verb
Word forms "hurry":
present tense I/you/we/they hurry he/she/it hurries present participle hurrying past tense hurried past participle hurried
[intransitive] to do something or to move somewhere very quickly

We must hurry or we'll be late.

Alex had to hurry home, but I decided to stay.

hurry along/through/into:

She hurried along the corridor towards 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
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

Let's not hurry the process.

hurry something through:

The Act was hurried through Parliament just before the election.

Phrasal verbs:
II UK [ˈhʌrɪ] / US noun *

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 hurryspoken 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 hurry?= why the hurry? spoken — used for telling someone that they are doing something too soon or too quickly

What's the hurry? We've got all afternoon.

English dictionary. 2014.


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