hurried


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Related to hurried: hurriedly

hurry up

1. To move faster. In this usage, the phrase is often used as an imperative. Hurry up, kids, lunch is getting cold! Would you hurry up already? I'd like to get to the concert before it's over.
2. To cause someone or something to move faster. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "hurry" and "up." Can you hurry the kids up? Lunch is getting cold. Any chance we can hurry up this meeting? I have dinner reservations.
See also: hurry, up

hurry away

To leave or depart in haste. I'm sorry you have to hurry away like that. Hopefully we'll see you again soon! He hurried away after the meeting to catch a flight to New York.
See also: away, hurry

hurry off

To leave or depart in haste. I'm sorry you have to hurry off like that. Hopefully we'll see you again soon! He hurried off after the meeting to catch a flight to New York.
See also: hurry, off

hurry down (to some place)

To physically descend to some place or thing as quickly as one can. Mom, hurry down—Molly's hurt! I hurried down to the basement after hearing that loud noise.
See also: down, hurry

hurry on

1. To move faster. In this usage, the phrase is often used as an imperative. Hurry on, kids, lunch is getting cold! Would you hurry on already? I'd like to get to the concert before it's over.
2. To cause someone or something to move faster. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "hurry" and "on." Can you hurry the kids on? Lunch is getting cold. Any chance we can hurry on this meeting? I have dinner reservations.
See also: hurry, on

hurry away

 and hurry off
to leave in a hurry. I have to hurry away. Excuse me, please. It's an emergency. Don't hurry off. I need to talk to you.
See also: away, hurry

hurry someone or something up

to make someone or something go or work faster. Please hurry them all up. We are expecting to have dinner very soon. See if you can hurry this project up a little.
See also: hurry, up

hurry up

 and hurry on
to move faster. Hurry up! You're going to be late. Please hurry on. We have a lot to do today.
See also: hurry, up

hurry up

v.
1. To move more quickly: Hurry up or you'll miss the bus! I hurried up and finished the test.
2. To make someone move or something happen more quickly: The coach hurried up the team. The babysitter hurried the children up and took them to school.
See also: hurry, up
References in periodicals archive ?
What is the hurried parent's role in the life of his hurried child?
With a demanding schedule, a parent creates a hurried child by keeping his child occupied with sports, music, karate, scouts, hobbies and possibly tutoring.
At some point, a parent may become aware that his family has a hurried life and try to change it.
When more than one hurried child is involved, the parent will see a marked change in his agenda.
Sampath complaining about the hurried manner in which the government is going ahead with the process of appointing the new army chief.
But it is wrong on the part of the government to make appointments in a hurried manner.
2 : to move or act with haste <She hurried off to school.>
3 : to speed up <Mechanics hurried the repair job.>
With the first edition of The Hurried Child, David Elkind emerged as the voice of parenting reason, calling our attention to the crippling effects of hurrying our children through life.
Instead, I am a slave-driver, impatient and hurried, wondering why I can't manage to get this music up to tempo or that essay formed correctly, instead of accepting that maybe things are progressing exactly as they should.
It cannot be hurried. In the same way, the coming of the Lord cannot be hurried.
But he was also fatigued, hurried, pre-occupied, and three other people told him the subdural was on the left.
When hurried, we may take shortcuts, turning linear tasks into non-linear ones.
THE HURRIED WOMAN SYNDROME Brent Bost 2001; Vantage Press, New York 222 pages; $24.95