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HUSTLE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does hustle mean? 

HUSTLE (noun)
  The noun HUSTLE has 2 senses:

1. a swindle in which you cheat at gambling or persuade a person to buy worthless property
2. a rapid active commotion

  Familiarity information: HUSTLE used as a noun is rare.


HUSTLE (verb)
  The verb HUSTLE has 3 senses:

1. cause to move furtively and hurriedly
2. move or cause to move energetically or busily
3. sell something to or obtain something from by energetic and especially underhanded activity

  Familiarity information: HUSTLE used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


HUSTLE (noun)


Sense 1hustle [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A swindle in which you cheat at gambling or persuade a person to buy worthless property

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

hustle; gyp; flimflam; confidence trick; confidence game; con game; bunko game; bunko; bunco game; bunco; con; sting

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

cheat; rig; swindle (the act of swindling by some fraudulent scheme)

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

sting operation (a complicated confidence game planned and executed with great care (especially an operation implemented by undercover agents to apprehend criminals))


Sense 2hustle [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A rapid active commotion

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

ado; bustle; flurry; hustle; stir; fuss

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

commotion; din; ruckus; ruction; rumpus; tumult (the act of making a noisy disturbance)


HUSTLE (verb)


Sense 1hustle [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Cause to move furtively and hurriedly

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Context example:

The secret service agents hustled the speaker out of the amphitheater

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

displace; move (cause to move, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense)

Sentence frames:

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


Sense 2hustle [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Move or cause to move energetically or busily

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

bustle about; bustle; hustle

Context example:

The cheerleaders bustled about excitingly before their performance

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

move (move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion)

"Hustle" entails doing...:

belt along; bucket along; cannonball along; hasten; hie; hotfoot; pelt along; race; rush; rush along; speed (step on it)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s


Sense 3hustle [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Sell something to or obtain something from by energetic and especially underhanded activity

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Synonyms:

pluck; hustle; roll

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

steal (take without the owner's consent)

Sentence frames:

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


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