(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.
- to do or carry out with speed or promptness
- to act with speed or promptness
- very rapidly; in a rush
- eager to do, act, etc.
in a hurry to graduate and find a job
Other Word Forms of Hurry
Origin of Hurry
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.
Possibly Middle English horien perhaps variant of harien to harass harry
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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