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HUR'RY, verb transitive [Latin curro.]

1. To hasten; to impel to greater speed; to drive or press forward with more rapidity; to urge to act or proceed with more celerity; as, to hurry the workmen or the work. Our business hurries us. The weather is hot and the load heavy; we cannot safely hurry the horses.

2. To drive or impel with violence.

Impetuous lust hurries him on to satisfy the cravings of it.

3. To urge or drive with precipitation and confusion; for confusion is often caused by hurry

And wild amazement hurries up and down

The little number of your doubtful friends.

To hurry away, to drive or carry away in haste.

HUR'RY, verb intransitive To move or act with haste; to proceed with celerity or precipitation.

The business is urgent; let us hurry

HUR'RY, noun A driving or pressing forward in motion or business.

1. Pressure; urgency to haste.

We cannot wait long; we are in a hurry

2. Precipitation that occasions disorder or confusion.

It is necessary sometimes to be in haste, but never in a hurry

3. Tumult; bustle; commotion.

Ambition raises a tumult in the soul, and puts it into a violent hurry of thought.