(countable and uncountable, plural hurries)
- Rushed action.
- Why are you in such a big hurry?
- There is no hurry on that paperwork.
- (sports) In American football, an incidence of a defensive player forcing the quarterback to act faster than the quarterback was prepared to, resulting in a failed offensive play.
(third-person singular simple present hurries, present participle hurrying, simple past and past participle hurried)
- (intransitive) To do things quickly.
- He's hurrying because he's late.
- (intransitive) Often with up, to speed up the rate of doing something.
- If you don't hurry you won't finish on time.
- To cause to be done quickly.
- To hasten; to impel to greater speed; to urge on.
- To impel to precipitate or thoughtless action; to urge to confused or irregular activity.
Middle English horyed (“rushed, impelled”), frequentative of hurren (“to vibrate rapidly, buzz”), from Proto-Germanic *hurzaną (“to rush”) (compare Middle High German hurren (“to hasten”), Norwegian hurre (“to whirl around”)), from Proto-Indo-European *ḱers-, *ḱors- (“to run, hurry”) (compare Welsh carrog (“torrent”), Latin currō (“I run”), Tocharian A/B kursär/kwärsar (“league; course”), Lithuanian karsiù (“to go quickly”)). Related to horse, rush.