[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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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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