hurry

Definitions

  • He hurried forward to meet her
    He hurried forward to meet her
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v hurry urge to an unnatural speed "Don't rush me, please!"
    • v hurry act or move at high speed "We have to rush!","hurry--it's late!"
    • v hurry move very fast "The runner zipped past us at breakneck speed"
    • n hurry the act of moving hurriedly and in a careless manner "in his haste to leave he forgot his book"
    • n hurry overly eager speed (and possible carelessness) "he soon regretted his haste"
    • n hurry a condition of urgency making it necessary to hurry "in a hurry to lock the door"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

They hurried him towards the pit They hurried him towards the pit

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Hurry 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."
    • Hurry To cause to be done quickly.
    • Hurry To hasten; to impel to greater speed; to urge on. "Impetuous lust hurries him on.""They hurried him abroad a bark."
    • Hurry 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."
    • v. i Hurry To move or act with haste; to proceed with celerity or precipitation; as, let us hurry .
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • hurry To hasten; urge forward or onward; impel to greater rapidity of movement or action.
    • hurry To impel to violent or thoughtless action; urge to confused or imprudent activity.
    • hurry To draw, as a corf or wagon, in a coal-mine.
    • hurry Synonyms Hasten, Hurry (see hasten, v. i.); precipitate.
    • hurry To flurry.
    • hurry To move or act with haste.
    • hurry To move or act with undue haste or with precipitation.
    • hurry Synonyms Hasten, Hurry. See hasten, v. i.
    • n hurry The act of hurrying. The act of making haste; rapid movement or action; also, urgency; bustle; haste.
    • n hurry Excessive haste; precipitation; hence, agitation; confusion.
    • n hurry A timber staging with spouts running from it, used in loading vessels with coal.
    • n hurry In dram, music, a tremolando passage for violins or tympani in connection with an exciting situation.
    • n hurry Synonyms Haste (see hasten, v. i.), flurry, flutter.
    • n hurry In physical, a proposed unit of acceleration; an acceleration of one foot per second per second.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Hurry hur′i to urge forward: to hasten
    • v.i Hurry to move or act with haste:—pa.p. hurr′ied
    • n Hurry a driving forward: haste: tumult: a tremolando passage for violins, &c., in connection with an exciting situation
    • adv Hurry confusedly
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Quotations

  • Robert Browning
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    “What's a man's age? He must hurry more, that's all; Cram in a day, what his youth took a year to hold.”
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
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    “Sculpture and painting have the effect of teaching us manners and abolishing hurry.”
  • Jean Cocteau
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    “Since the day of my birth, my death began its walk. It is walking toward me, without hurrying.”
  • Matthew Arnold
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    “Journalism is literature in a hurry.”
  • Zig Ziglar
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    “Every sale has five basic obstacles: no need, no money, no hurry, no desire, no trust.”
  • Arnold Bennett
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    “A first-rate Organizer is never in a hurry. He is never late. He always keeps up his sleeve a margin for the unexpected.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
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

Usage

In literature:

They hurried on to a spot they knew the Spaniards must pass.
"The Golden Grasshopper" by W.H.G. Kingston
Just at that moment I saw a man hurrying up the path which led into the village from the valley below.
"Manco, the Peruvian Chief" by W.H.G. Kingston
As soon as he had turned the key in the door, they hurried to the table, and eagerly devoured some of the bread and cheese.
"From Powder Monkey to Admiral" by W.H.G. Kingston
They hurried on, keeping as much as possible in the open ground.
"The Three Admirals" by W.H.G. Kingston
I hurried to see what had occurred.
"Hurricane Hurry" by W.H.G. Kingston
Mr Ferris hurried back to the chief magistrate of the town, who at once sent down a guard to march them off to the jail.
"The Missing Ship" by W. H. G. Kingston
When she at length released me, I hurried out to tell Larry, Dan Bourke, and the rest of the domestics.
"Paddy Finn" by W. H. G. Kingston
Hurrying forward, to my infinite satisfaction I found the hare safe on the spit and almost done.
"Snow Shoes and Canoes" by William H. G. Kingston
Scarcely, however, had he commenced operations, when young Roger hurried into the hall.
"Roger Willoughby" by William H. G. Kingston
We hurried on deck, where the officers and the watch below with the idlers had assembled.
"The Two Supercargoes" by W.H.G. Kingston
I said that I thought he looked flushed and hurried in his manner, and that he often spoke thick, and said things without meaning.
"My First Voyage to Southern Seas" by W.H.G. Kingston
He cast one hurried glance forward.
"Will Weatherhelm" by W.H.G. Kingston
He hailed him, and the little man promptly hurried up to his horse's side.
"The One-Way Trail" by Ridgwell Cullum
He screwed the letter up and tossed it into the fire; he would answer it some time, or call; there was no immediate hurry.
"The Phantom Lover" by Ruby M. Ayres
Hurry now, Jacko and Jumpo.
"Jacko and Jumpo Kinkytail" by Howard R. Garis
Eric was glad that his leave-taking of Roland was hurried.
"Villa Eden:" by Berthold Auerbach
Nothing was left half done, or done in a hurried and slovenly manner.
"The Student's Life of Washington; Condensed from the Larger Work of Washington Irving" by Washington Irving
It would be good for about four thousand words, and I hurried away to Mrs. Milliken's lest the inspiration might vanish on the way.
"A Top-Floor Idyl" by George van Schaick
The slender man hurried on, glancing at his watch.
"The Gray Mask" by Wadsworth Camp
The servant fastened the cow to the fence, and hurried home to bring its calf.
"On the Heights" by Berthold Auerbach
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In poetry:

But the eager crowd still hurried on,
Too busy to pause or heed,
When a voice rang sadly through my soul,
You must staunch these wounds that bleed.
"Go Work in My Vineyard" by Frances Ellen Watkins Harper
And beautiful it is to catch Thy smile
Amid the rush, the hurrying flow of mind;
To feel Thy glance upon us all the while,
Most Holy and most Kind!
"The Still Hour" by Lucy Larcom
We have ascended to this paradise,
Make-believe angels hurrying to our choirs.
Imagination is our Sunday vice;
We are alone, alone with our desires.
"The Attic" by Henri Coulette
He left his house but seldom--then
Would always hurry back again,
As though he feared some stranger's knock,
Finding him gone, might burst the lock.
"Mr. What's-His-Name" by James Whitcomb Riley
London wakened and he, imperturbable,
Passed from waking to hurry after shadows . . .
Busied upon shows of no earthly importance?
Yes, but he knew it!
"The Craftsman" by Rudyard Kipling
THE post-boy drove with fierce career,
For threatening clouds the moon had drowned;
When, as we hurried on, my ear
Was smitten with a startling sound.
"Alice Fell, Or Poverty" by William Wordsworth

In news:

Tickets are available now at the box office through showtime…it will sell out, hurry.
Two of baseball's fastest-starting pitchers have slowed down in a hurry, though for slightly different reasons.
I'm talking about making a promise of spending "quality time" with someone we care about, a precious and valuable experience in these hurried and harried times.
I'd have to say that almost everyone will be in "hurry" mode.
Taking off in a hurry.
At Rotee, one of the best dishes to hurry out of the oven is the fish tandoori ($9.99).
If Echo and the Bunnymen doesn't hurry up and release The Fountain, every other band in England is going to beat them to it.
The cliche that 'everybody is always in a hurry' is true in art too.
Back in 1941, when the air station was being hurriedly built, the first Victory Homes on top of Eerkes Hill were the ones in the circle overlooking the Seaplane Base and the town.
George Rupp has always seemed to be a man in a hurry.
Koch knew to hurry up and hit.
Dirk Nowitzki hurried off the court after the Dallas Mavericks won the NBA championship.
A young man in a hurry spends little time waiting.
Hurrying drivers and walking students.
E verybody agrees that the bipartisan deficit super committee had better hurry up and strike a deal to cut the federal budget by $1.2 trillion so it can meet its November 23 deadline.
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In science:

In particular, the discussion of crossed products can be ignored by the reader in a hurry.
A note on topological amenability
This consequence of the Schr¨odinger equation thus leads to the impression (for separate observers) that all “other” components have “hurried out of existence” as soon as decoherence has become irreversible for all practical purposes.
Decoherence: Basic Concepts and Their Interpretation
The hurried reader will find the main points summarized in § 6.
Issues for the Next Generation of Galaxy Surveys
We chose weights corresponding to local Gabor filters to purposely capture regularities corresponding to the natural statistics of many perceptual inputs, such as natural images (Hyvarinen, Hurri & Hoyer 2009).
Intracluster Moves for Constrained Discrete-Space MCMC
Hyvarinen, A., Hurri, J. & Hoyer, P. (2009).
Intracluster Moves for Constrained Discrete-Space MCMC
There is little immediate incentive to hurry these solutions along. These solutions will require alternative principled software production approaches. Such approaches appear to be possible and practical today.
Ten Incredibly Dangerous Software Ideas
It could be a reason to jump of joy and one more instructive example of usefulness not to hurry with sinking into despair during the research.
Spreading of the conception of permanent resonance to wave motions over lattices
As real people, when we are in a hurry and desire most to minimize time to arrival, we are faced with the problem that we do not know which direction will be the one that allows earliest arrival – imagine for example to walk through a busy train station while being late in time for the train.
The Effect of Integrating Travel Time
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