- (RP) IPA: /ˈhʌ.ɹi/
- (America) IPA: /ˈhʌ.ɹi/ (accents without the "Hurry-furry" merger)
- (America) IPA: [ˈhɝ.ɹi] (accents with the "Hurry-furry" merger)
- Rushed action.
- Why are you in such a big hurry?
- There is no hurry on that paperwork.
- (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.
- (music) A tremolando passage for violins, etc., accompanying an exciting situation.
- French: précipitation, hâte
- German: Eile
- Italian: fretta, premura, furia
- Portuguese: pressa
- Russian: спе́шка
- Spanish: prisa, apuro (Latin America), afán (Colombia)
- (intransitive) To do things quickly.
- He's hurrying because he's late.
- 1915, G[eorge] A. Birmingham [pseudonym; James Owen Hannay], chapter I, in Gossamer, New York, N.Y.: George H. Doran Company, OCLC 5661828 ↗:
- There is an hour or two, after the passengers have embarked, which is disquieting and fussy. […] Stewards, carrying cabin trunks, swarm in the corridors. Passengers wander restlessly about or hurry, with futile energy, from place to place.
- (intransitive) Often with up, to speed up the rate of doing something.
- If you don't hurry (up) you won't finish on time.
- (transitive) To cause to be done quickly.
- (transitive) To hasten; to impel to greater speed; to urge on.
- Impetuous lust hurries him on.
- 1610–1611, William Shakespeare, “The Tempest”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358 ↗, [Act I, scene ii]:
- They hurried him aboard a bark.
- (transitive) To impel to precipitate or thoughtless action; to urge to confused or irregular activity.
- c. 1596, William Shakespeare, “The Life and Death of King Iohn”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358 ↗, [Act V, scene i]:
- And wild amazement hurries up and down / The little number of your doubtful friends.
- See also Thesaurus:rush
- French: dépêcher, hâter
- German: beeilen, eilen
- Italian: affrettarsi, precipitarsi
- Portuguese: apressar
- Russian: спеши́ть
- Spanish: apresurarse, apurarse, darse prisa
- German: sich beeilen
- Portuguese: apressar
- Spanish: apresurarse (formal usage), darse prisa, apurarse (Latin America)