Basic+ Word of the Day: hurry

hurry (verb, noun) past tense: hurried LISTEN

If you hurry, it means that you move or do something more quickly than usual.

  • I have to hurry or I'll be late!

If you hurry someone, it means that you want them to move or do something more quickly than usual.

  • She wanted us to leave so she hurried me out the door.

If you are in a hurry, it means that you need to move more quickly or you will be late.

  • Sorry, I can't talk right now; I'm in a hurry!"

Common uses

When you want someone to do something more quickly, you can tell them to hurry up. For example, “You aren’t finished? Well, hurry up!”

In pop culture

Do you know the song “You Can’t Hurry Love” by the Supremes? It is about someone who is desperate to find love. But she knows that “you can’t hurry love; you just have to wait.” Do you agree? Do you think the song is correct?

There are other meanings of hurry.

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