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HURRY (hurried)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does hurry mean? 

HURRY (noun)
  The noun HURRY has 3 senses:

1. a condition of urgency making it necessary to hurry
2. overly eager speed (and possible carelessness)
3. the act of moving hurriedly and in a careless manner

  Familiarity information: HURRY used as a noun is uncommon.


HURRY (verb)
  The verb HURRY has 3 senses:

1. move very fast
2. act or move at high speed
3. urge to an unnatural speed

  Familiarity information: HURRY used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


HURRY (noun)


Sense 1hurry [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A condition of urgency making it necessary to hurry

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

hurry; haste

Context example:

in a hurry to lock the door

Hypernyms ("hurry" is a kind of...):

urgency (the state of being urgent; an earnest and insistent necessity)


Sense 2hurry [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Overly eager speed (and possible carelessness)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

hurriedness; hastiness; haste; hurry; precipitation

Context example:

he soon regretted his haste

Hypernyms ("hurry" is a kind of...):

fastness; speed; swiftness (a rate (usually rapid) at which something happens)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "hurry"):

abruptness; precipitance; precipitancy; precipitateness; precipitousness; suddenness (the quality of happening with headlong haste or without warning)


Sense 3hurry [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of moving hurriedly and in a careless manner

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

rush; haste; rushing; hurry

Context example:

in his haste to leave he forgot his book

Hypernyms ("hurry" is a kind of...):

motion; move; movement (the act of changing location from one place to another)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "hurry"):

bolt; dash (the act of moving with great haste)

scamper; scramble; scurry (rushing about hastily in an undignified way)


HURRY (verb)


Sense 1hurry [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Move very fast

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

hurry; travel rapidly; zip; speed

Context example:

The runner zipped past us at breakneck speed

Hypernyms (to "hurry" is one way to...):

go; locomote; move; travel (change location; move, travel, or proceed)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "hurry"):

dart; fleet; flit; flutter (move along rapidly and lightly; skim or dart)

run (move fast by using one's feet, with one foot off the ground at any given time)

whizz; whizz along; zoom; zoom along (move along very quickly)

Sentence frames:

Something is ----ing PP
Somebody ----s PP


Sense 2hurry [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Act or move at high speed

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

festinate; hasten; look sharp; hurry; rush

Context examples:

We have to rush! / hurry--it's late!

Hypernyms (to "hurry" is one way to...):

act; move (perform an action, or work out or perform (an action))

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s


Sense 3hurry [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Urge to an unnatural speed

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

rush; hurry

Context example:

Don't rush me, please!

Hypernyms (to "hurry" is one way to...):

exhort; press; urge; urge on (force or impel in an indicated direction)

Cause:

festinate; hasten; hurry; look sharp; rush (act or move at high speed)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody


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