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hurryverb [I or T]

uk   /ˈhʌr.i/ us   /ˈhɝː.i/
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 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. I hate to hurry you, but I have to leave in a few minutes.UK Don't hurry your food (= don't eat it too quickly).

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hurrynoun [S]

uk   /ˈhʌr.i/ us   /ˈhɝː.i/
B1 the need to move or do things more quickly than normal: We left in such a hurry that we forgot our tickets. "Can you wait a few minutes?" "Yes, I'm not in any hurry/I'm in no hurry (= I can wait)." Are you in a hurry (= wanting) to leave? What's (all) the hurry (for)/Why (all) the hurry? (= Why are you acting or moving so quickly?) "I'll let you have this back next week." "That's all right, there's no (great) hurry/there isn't any (great) hurry (= no need to do it quickly)."

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(Definition of hurry from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"hurry" in American English

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hurryverb [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.
Phrasal verbs

hurrynoun [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.
(Definition of hurry from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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