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Definition 1: the act of moving hurriedly and in a careless manner - [noun denoting act]

Samples where hurry or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • in his haste to leave he forgot his book

Synonyms for hurry in the sense of this definition

(hurry is a kind of ...) the act of changing location from one place to another

"police controlled the motion of the crowd" "the movement of people from the farms to the cities" "his move put him directly in my path"

(... is a kind of hurry ) the act of moving with great haste

"he made a dash for the door"

(... is a kind of hurry ) rushing about hastily in an undignified way

Definition 2: overly eager speed (and possible carelessness) - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where hurry or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he soon regretted his haste

Synonyms for hurry in the sense of this definition

(hurry is a kind of ...) a rate (usually rapid) at which something happens

"the project advanced with gratifying speed"

(... is a kind of hurry ) the quality of happening with headlong haste or without warning

Definition 3: a condition of urgency making it necessary to hurry - [noun denoting state]

Samples where hurry or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • in a hurry to lock the door

Synonyms for hurry in the sense of this definition

(hurry is a kind of ...) the state of being urgent; an earnest and insistent necessity

Definition 4: act or move at high speed - [verb of change]

Samples where hurry or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • We have to rush!
  • hurry--it's late!

Synonyms for hurry in the sense of this definition

(hurry is a kind of ...) perform an action, or work out or perform (an action)

"think before you act" "We must move quickly" "The governor should act on the new energy bill" "The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel"

Definition 5: urge to an unnatural speed - [verb of change]

Samples where hurry or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Don't rush me, please!

Synonyms for hurry in the sense of this definition

(hurry is a kind of ...) force or impel in an indicated direction

"I urged him to finish his studies"

(hurry causes ...) act or move at high speed

"We have to rush!" "hurry--it's late!"

Definition 6: move very fast - [verb of motion]

Samples where hurry or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The runner zipped past us at breakneck speed

Synonyms for hurry in the sense of this definition

(hurry is a kind of ...) change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically

"How fast does your new car go?" "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus" "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect" "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell" "news travelled fast"

(... is a kind of hurry ) move along rapidly and lightly; skim or dart

"The hummingbird flitted among the branches"

(... is a kind of hurry ) move fast by using one's feet, with one foot off the ground at any given time

"Don't run--you'll be out of breath" "The children ran to the store"

(... is a kind of hurry ) move along very quickly

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