From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishhurryhur‧ry1 /ˈhʌri $ ˈhɜːri/ ●●● S3 W3 verb (hurried, hurrying) 1 [intransitive, transitive]HURRY to do something or go somewhere more quickly than usual, especially because there is not much time SYN rush If we hurry, we’ll get there in time. I hate having to hurry a meal. We’ll have to hurry, otherwise we’ll miss the start. There’s no need to hurry. We’ve got plenty of time.hurry to do something They were hurrying to catch their train.hurry through/along/down etc She hurried down the corridor as fast as she could.hurry after John hurried after his girlfriend.2 [transitive]HURRY to make someone do something more quickly SYN rush Don’t hurry me. I’m doing this as fast as I can.hurry somebody into (doing) something She doesn’t want to be hurried into making a decision.3 [transitive always + adverb/preposition]FAST/QUICK to take someone or something quickly to a place SYN rushhurry something to/through/across etc something Emergency supplies have been hurried to the areas worst hit by the famine.THESAURUShurry to go somewhere or do something more quickly than usual, for example because you are late or you must finish something soonIf you don’t hurry, you’ll miss the bus.We have plenty of time. There’s no need to hurry.rush to go somewhere very quickly, or to do something too quickly and without thinking carefully enoughEveryone rushed out into the street to see what was happening.Try to answer the questions calmly, without rushing.A police car rushed past.dash to go somewhere very quickly, especially because there is something important or urgent you must doI’ve got to dash to the shops to get some more milk.She had to dash off and get the kids from school.in a hurry/in a rush doing something quickly because you do not have much time, usually with the result that you make mistakesShe had left in a hurry, and forgotten her passport.I had to choose a present for her in a rush.get a move on/get moving informal to start to do something or go somewhere more quickly than beforeGet a move on – it’s already 8 o'clock!I think we’d better get moving, it’s only five minutes to boarding time.get cracking informal to start working quicklyIt’s time you got cracking with your homework.When Alfie arrives we’ll get cracking moving the furniture. → hurry up→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpushurry• Brewing beer is a long process and should not be hurried.• Fand, standing guard outside the Tower, had warned her to hurry.• We have plenty of time, there's no need to hurry.• The day was cold, and students hurried across campus to warm classrooms.• Elizabeth disappeared into the crowd and Donald had to hurry after her.• I do not agree with this frenetic trend to hurry children toward paper-and-pencil drills and skills.• The rare passersby hurried, emitting puffs of vapor from their nostrils.• While he was packing, the letter from Izz and Marian arrived, and made him hurry even more.• Who of the young but hurried forth?• Below her a gigantic cat head also dozes, while a furtive, headless male figure hurries off to the left.• Kicking aside a shattered bone, he hurried on.• Their mother hurried the children across the street.• As the warriors turned to fight, Joseph hurried the helpless ones towards the gorge into which Canyon Creek ran.• Please hurry - this is an emergency.• In the kitchen Paul was hurrying to get the dinner ready before six o'clock.hurry to do something• Congress hurried to enact a $151 billion highways bill.• They hurried to end any conversation and get on their way.• Alarmed, she had hurried to it, to notice immediately that a small jade figurine was missing.• Like admonished children they hurried to leave.• Recall Land's description of hurrying to tell his friend of his vision of the camera.• Finally I hurried to the kitchen, where I washed in a great hurry.• Lyden hurries to the patient, often already in radiology.• Office and factory girls were hurrying to their work, some boarding trams and some walking.• I won't be hurrying to try it again.hurry somebody into (doing) something• I was in no hurry to look into it.• I hurried to get into my clothes-but I couldn't find my shoes anywhere.• He hurried the will into proper form and brought it down for signature.• It turned and hurried away into the darkness.• He hurried out into the forecourt, and on.• She hurried back into the house.• Carson let the door swing behind him, hurrying through into the sitting room and reaching for the receiver.hurryhurry2 ●●● S3 noun 1 → in a hurry2 → (there’s) no hurry3 → somebody will not be doing something (again) in a hurry4 → in your hurry to do something5 → be in no hurry/not be in any hurry (to do something)6 → what’s (all) the hurry?/why (all) the hurry?
Examples from the Corpushurry• Habibi was an impatient horse and was always in a hurry to do everything before she was even asked.• The Bears will have to find cohesion in a hurry.• The Raiders packed up their victory and left in a hurry.• Cars went past in a hurry to somewhere.• But she made it to daylight in one hell of a hurry.• What are they in such a hurry for?• He raised the gun and without hurry brought it down upon my skull.Origin hurry1 (1600-1700) Probably copying the action