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Etymology

Of imitative origin

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
hurry

Plural
hurries

hurry (hurries)
  1. Rushed action. When one is "in a hurry" (adverbial phrase) it means one is doing things quickly and often impatiently.
  2. (countable)(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.

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Verb

Infinitive
to hurry

Third person singular
hurr

Simple past
ed

Past participle
-

Present participle
i

to hurry (third-person singular simple present hurr, present participle i, simple past and past participle ed)
  1. To do things quickly.
    He's hurrying because he's late.
  2. To speed up the rate of doing something.
    If you don't hurry you wont finish on time.

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