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hustleverb

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

[I] to act quickly 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 forcefully encourage 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] energetic action: The team showed a lot of determination and hustle. They love the hustle and bustle of the city (= its energy and excitement).
(Definition of hustle from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







"hustle" in British English

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hustleverb

uk   /ˈhʌs.əl/ us   /ˈhʌs.əl/

hustlenoun [U]

uk   /ˈhʌs.əl/ us   /ˈhʌs.əl/
(Definition of hustle from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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