Hurry

Definition of Hurry

Hur´ry
v. t.1.To hasten; to impel to greater speed; to urge on.
[imp. & p. p. Hurried ; p. pr. & vb. n. Hurrying.]
Impetuous lust hurries him on.
- South.
They hurried him abroad a bark.
- Shak.
2.To impel to precipitate or thoughtless action; to urge to confused or irregular activity.
And wild amazement hurries up and down
The little number of your doubtful friends.
- Shak.
3.To cause to be done quickly.
v. i.1.To move or act with haste; to proceed with celerity or precipitation; as, let us hurry.
To hurry up
to make haste.
n.1.The act of hurrying in motion or business; pressure; urgency; bustle; confusion.
Ambition raises a tumult in the soul, it inflames the mind, and puts into a violent hurry of thought.
- Addison.

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