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hurry

verb [I/T]  us   /ˈhɜr·i, ˈhʌ·ri/
to move or act quickly, or to cause someone to move or act quickly: [I] We have to hurry if we’re going to make it there in time. [T] I hurried the kids through their breakfasts.
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hurry

noun [U]  us   /ˈhɜr·i, ˈhʌ·ri/
the need to move or act more quickly than normal: We’ve got plenty of time – what’s the hurry (= Why hurry)? He’s in a hurry to get to a meeting (= wants to get there quickly). I’m in no hurry for the book (= I do not need it back quickly)keep it as long as you want.
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