Hur"ry (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Hurried (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Hurrying.] [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.]

1.

To hasten; to impel to greater speed; to urge on.

Impetuous lust hurries him on. South.

They hurried him abroad a bark. Shak.

2.

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. Shak.

3.

To cause to be done quickly.

Syn. -- To hasten; precipitate; expedite; quicken; accelerate; urge.

 

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Hur"ry, v. i.

To move or act with haste; to proceed with celerity or precipitation; as, let us hurry.

To hurry up, to make haste. [Colloq.]

 

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Hur"ry, n.

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. Addison.

Syn. -- Haste; speed; dispatch. See Haste.

 

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