- The definition of hurry is a feeling of urgency.
An example of a hurry is a person's state of mind as they try to get to work on time; in a hurry to go to work.
- To hurry is defined as to rush, move quickly or do something faster than is comfortable.
- An example of hurry is to run to catch the bus.
- An example of hurry is to try to finish your homework quickly, making lots of mistakes.
hurry definition by Webster's New World
- to cause to move or act more rapidly or too rapidly; drive, move, send, force, or carry with haste
- to cause to occur or be done more rapidly or too rapidly; accelerate the preparation or completion of; urge on
- to urge or cause to act soon or too soon
Origin: probably ; from echoic base seen in hurl or uncertain or unknown; perhaps in Old Norse hurra, to whir, whirl around
- a hurrying or being hurried; rush; urgency
- eagerness to do, act, go, etc. quickly
- hurrier noun
hurry definition by American Heritage Dictionary
verb hur·ried, hur·ry·ing, hur·ries verb, intransitive
- To cause to move or act with speed or haste: hurried the children to school.
- To cause to move or act with undue haste; rush: was hurried into marriage.
- To speed the progress or completion of; expedite. See Synonyms at speed.
- The act or an instance of hurrying; hastened progress.
- Activity or motion that is often unduly hurried; haste. See Synonyms at haste.
- The need or wish to hurry; a condition of urgency: in no hurry to leave.
Origin: Possibly Middle English horien, perhaps variant of harien, to harass; see harry.
- hurˈri·er noun