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English definition of “hurried”


adjective     /ˈhʌ US  /ˈhɝː-/
done very or too quickly: We left early, after a hurried breakfast. I'm sorry this is such a hurried note.Hurrying and doing things quicklyBusy and active hurriedly     /-li/ adverb The party was a rather hurriedly (= quickly) arranged affair.Hurrying and doing things quicklyBusy and active
(Definition of hurried adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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