part of speech: verb

inflections: hurries, hurrying, hurried

definition 1: to move or act with speed; to rush (sometimes followed by “up”).

  • If we don’t hurry up we’ll miss the train.

synonyms: hasten, rush

antonyms: dawdle, delay, slow

definition 2: to cause or urge (someone) to move or act quickly.

  • The bus hurried them to work.
  • He hurried her into marriage before she was ready.

synonyms: hasten, rush


part of speech: noun

inflections: hurries

definition: a state or condition of acting or moving very quickly.

  • I can’t talk now because I’m in a hurry.

synonyms: rush