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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 liked 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.
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.
hurry upand hurry on
to move faster. Hurry up! You're going to be late. Please hurry on. We have a lot to do today.
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.