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English definition of “hurry”


verb [I or T]     /ˈhʌr.i/ US  /ˈhɝː-/
A2 to move or do things more quickly than normal or to make someone do this: Hurry or you'll be late. [+ to infinitive] She hurried to answer the phone. I hate to hurry you, but I have to leave in a few minutes. Don't hurry your food (= don't eat it too quickly). I refuse to be hurried into a decision (= to be forced to make a decision too quickly). After spending her lunch hour shopping, she hurried back (= returned quickly) to work.Hurrying and doing things quicklyBusy and active
(Definition of hurry verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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