[hur-eed, huhr-]

1660–70; hurry + -ed2

hurriedly, adverb
hurriedness, noun
overhurried, adjective
overhurriedly, adverb

2. hectic, slapdash, haphazard. Unabridged


[hur-ee, huhr-ee]
verb (used without object), hurried, hurrying.
to move, proceed, or act with haste (often followed by up ): Hurry, or we'll be late. Hurry up, it's starting to rain.
verb (used with object), hurried, hurrying.
to drive, carry, or cause to move or perform with speed.
to hasten; urge forward (often followed by up ).
to impel or perform with undue haste: to hurry someone into a decision.
noun, plural hurries.
a state of urgency or eagerness: to be in a hurry to meet a train.
hurried movement or action; haste.

1580–90; expressive word of uncertain origin, compare Middle English horyed (attested once) rushed, impelled, Middle High German hurren to move quickly

hurryingly, adverb
overhurry, verb, overhurried, overhurrying.
unhurrying, adjective
unhurryingly, adverb

1. See rush1. 2. hasten. 3. accelerate, quicken; expedite, hustle. 6. celerity; expedition, dispatch; speed, quickness; bustle, ado.

3. delay, slow. 6. deliberation. Unabridged
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hurried (ˈhʌrɪd)
performed with great or excessive haste: a hurried visit

hurry (ˈhʌrɪ)
vb (often foll by up) (often foll by along) , -ries, -rying, -ried
1.  to hasten (to do something); rush
2.  to speed up the completion, progress, etc, of
3.  haste
4.  urgency or eagerness
5.  informal in a hurry
 a.  easily: you won't beat him in a hurry
 b.  willingly: we won't go there again in a hurry
[C16 horyen, probably of imitative origin; compare Middle High German hurren; see scurry]
n, —adj

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Word Origin & History

1590, first recorded in Shakespeare, who used it often, perhaps a W.Midlands sense of M.E. hurren "to vibrate rapidly, buzz," from P.Gmc. *khurza "to move with haste" (cf. M.H.G. hurren "to whir, move fast," O.Swed. hurra "to whirl round"), which also perhaps is the root of hurl. The noun is 1600, from
the verb. Reduplicated form hurry-scurry is from 1732.
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Example sentences
As crews rushed to extinguish the fire, other crews hurried to protect the
He hurried to the place which everyone else was hastily leaving, steering his
  course straight for the danger zone.
Nothing in the expression of his face, and no hurried movement, indicated
  excitement or anxiety.
Sadie started when she noticed him and hurried me on past him.
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