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Meaning of “hustle” in the English Dictionary

"hustle" in British English

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hustleverb

uk   us   /ˈhʌs.l̩/

hustlenoun [U]

uk   us   /ˈhʌs.l̩/
(Definition of hustle from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"hustle" in American English

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hustleverb

 us   /ˈhʌs·əl/
  • hustle verb (ACT QUICKLY)

[I] to ​actquickly 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 ​forcefullyencourage someone to ​buy something, or to ​cheat someone: On ​weekends they hustle tourists on the ​waterfront.

hustlenoun

 us   /ˈhʌs·əl/
  • hustle noun (SELL)

[C] infml a ​dishonest way of making ​money: Advertising ​turns every ​achievement into a hustle.
  • hustle noun (ACT QUICKLY)

[U] energeticaction: The ​teamshowed a lot of ​determination and hustle. They ​love the hustle and ​bustle of the ​city (= ​itsenergy and ​excitement).
(Definition of hustle from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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