hustle

hustle
hus|tle1 [ˈhʌsəl] v past tense and past participle hustled present participle hustling
[Date: 1600-1700; : Dutch; Origin: husselen 'to shake']
1.) [T]
to make someone move quickly, especially by pushing them roughly
hustle sb into/out of/through etc sth
I was hustled out of the building by a couple of security men.
hustle sb away
He was hustled away by police officers.
2.) [i]AmE
to do something with a lot of energy and determination
Cindy's not a great player, but she really hustles.
3.) [i]AmE
to hurry in doing something or going somewhere
We need to hustle if we're going to make this flight.
4.) [I and T] AmE
to sell or obtain things in an illegal or dishonest way
thieves hustling stolen goods on the street
5.) [i]AmE informal to work as a ↑prostitute, or to be in charge of prostitutes
hustle 2
hustle2 n [U]
1.) busy and noisy activity
the hustle and bustle of the market place
2.) AmE ways of getting money that involve cheating or deceiving people
3.) AmE when someone does something quickly, with a lot of effort and eagerness
The team has a lot of talent but no hustle.

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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