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hustle

verb uk   /ˈhʌs.l̩/ us  

hustle verb (PUSH)

[T usually + adv/prep] to make someone move quickly by pushing or pulling them along: After giving his speech, Johnson was hustled out of the hall by bodyguards.

hustle verb (PERSUADE)

[I or T] mainly US informal to try to persuade someone, especially to buy something, often illegally: to hustle for business/customers They made a living hustling stolen goods on the streets.

hustle

noun [U] uk   /ˈhʌs.l̩/ us  

hustle noun [U] (ACTION)

mainly US energetic action: The team showed a lot of determination and hustle.hustle and bustle noise and activity: I love the hustle and bustle of the marketplace.

hustle noun [U] (DISHONEST)

US a dishonest way of making money: Advertising turns every achievement into a hustle.
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