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Definition 1: a rapid active commotion - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for hustle in the sense of this definition

(hustle is a kind of ...) the act of making a noisy disturbance

Definition 2: a swindle in which you cheat at gambling or persuade a person to buy worthless property - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for hustle in the sense of this definition

(hustle is a kind of ...) the act of swindling by some fraudulent scheme

"that book is a fraud"

(... is a kind of hustle ) a complicated confidence game planned and executed with great care (especially an operation implemented by undercover agents to apprehend criminals)

Definition 3: pressure or urge someone into an action - [verb of communication]

(hustle is a kind of ...) cause somebody to adopt a certain position, belief, or course of action; twist somebody's arm

"You can't persuade me to buy this ugly vase!"

Definition 4: move or cause to move energetically or busily - [verb of motion]

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

  • The cheerleaders bustled about excitingly before their performance

Synonyms for hustle in the sense of this definition

(hustle is a kind of ...) move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion

"He moved his hand slightly to the right"

(hustle implies ...) move hurridly

"He rushed down the hall to receive his guests" "The cars raced down the street"

Definition 5: cause to move furtively and hurriedly - [verb of motion]

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

  • The secret service agents hustled the speaker out of the amphitheater

(hustle is a kind of ...) cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense

"Move those boxes into the corner, please" "I'm moving my money to another bank" "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant"

Definition 6: sell something to or obtain something from by energetic and especially underhanded activity - [verb of possession]

Synonyms for hustle in the sense of this definition

(hustle is a kind of ...) take without the owner's consent

"Someone stole my wallet on the train" "This author stole entire paragraphs from my dissertation"

Definition 7: get by trying hard - [verb of possession]

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

  • she hustled a free lunch from the waiter

(hustle is a kind of ...) get something; come into possession of

"receive payment" "receive a gift" "receive letters from the front"

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