hur|ry1 [ˈhʌri US ˈhə:ri] v past tense and past participle hurried present participle hurrying third person singular hurries
[Date: 1600-1700; Origin: Probably copying the action]
1.) [I and T]
to do something or go somewhere more quickly than usual, especially because there is not much time
= ↑rush
If we hurry, we'll get there in time.
I hate having to hurry a meal.
We'll have to hurry otherwise we'll miss the start.
There's no need to hurry. We've got plenty of time.
hurry to do sth
They were hurrying to catch their train.
hurry through/along/down etc
She hurried down the corridor as fast as she could.
hurry after
John hurried off after his girlfriend.
2.) [T]
to make someone do something more quickly
= ↑rush
Don't hurry me. I'm doing this as fast as I can.
hurry sb into (doing) sth
She doesn't want to be hurried into making a decision.
3.) [T always + adverb/preposition]
to take someone or something quickly to a place
= ↑rush hurry sth to/through/across etc sth
Emergency supplies have been hurried to the areas worst hit by the famine.
hurry up phr v
1.) hurry up!
spoken used to tell someone to do something more quickly
Hurry up, we're late!
2.) hurry sb/sth up
to make someone do something more quickly or to make something happen more quickly
See if you can hurry things up a little.
hurry 2
hurry2 S3 n
1.) in a hurry
more quickly than usual
= ↑in a rush
Sorry, I can't stop, I'm in a hurry.
You'll make mistakes if you do things in too much of a hurry.
be in a hurry to do sth
Why are you in such a hurry to leave?
2.) (there's) no hurry
spoken used to tell someone that they do not have to do something quickly or soon
Pay me back whenever you can. There's no great hurry.
3.) sb will not be doing sth (again) in a hurry
spoken used to say that someone does not want to do something again
We won't be going back there again in a hurry.
4.) in your hurry to do sth
while you are trying to do something too quickly
In his hurry to leave the room, he tripped over a chair.
5.) be in no hurry/not be in any hurry (to do sth)
a) to be able to wait because you have a lot of time in which to do something
Take your time - I'm not in any hurry.
b) to be unwilling to do something or not want to do it soon
He was clearly in no hurry to reply to our letter.
6.) what's (all) the hurry?/why (all) the hurry?
spoken used to say that someone is doing something too quickly
We've got plenty of time - what's all the hurry?
HINT sense 1
Do not say that you are 'in hurry'. Say that you are in a hurry.

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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