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hustle

verb  /ˈhʌs·əl/ us  

hustle verb (ACT QUICKLY)

[I] to act quickly and with energy: If we really hustle, we can finish the job by lunchtime.

hustle verb (PUSH)

[T always + adv/prep] to push or force someone along: The demonstrators were hustled out of the hall.

hustle verb (SELL)

[T] infml to forcefully encourage someone to buy something, or to cheat someone: On weekends they hustle tourists on the waterfront.

hustle

noun  /ˈhʌs·əl/ us  

hustle noun (SELL)

[C] infml a dishonest way of making money: Advertising turns every achievement into a hustle.

hustle noun (ACT QUICKLY)

[U] energetic action: The team showed a lot of determination and hustle. They love the hustle and bustle of the city (= its energy and excitement).
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