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English noun: hustle

1. hustle (act) a swindle in which you cheat at gambling or persuade a person to buy worthless property

Synonymsbunco, bunco game, bunko, bunko game, con, con game, confidence game, confidence trick, flimflam, gyp, sting

Broader (hypernym)cheat, rig, swindle

Narrower (hyponym)sting operation

2. hustle (act) a rapid active commotion

Synonymsado, bustle, flurry, fuss, stir

Broader (hypernym)commotion, din, ruckus, ruction, rumpus, tumult

English verb: hustle

1. hustle (motion) cause to move furtively and hurriedly

SamplesThe secret service agents hustled the speaker out of the amphitheater.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)displace, move

2. hustle (motion) move or cause to move energetically or busily

SamplesThe cheerleaders bustled about excitingly before their performance.

Synonymsbustle, bustle about

Pattern of useSomebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)move

Entailbelt along, bucket along, cannonball along, hasten, hie, hotfoot, pelt along, race, rush, rush along, speed, step on it

3. hustle (possession) sell something to or obtain something from by energetic and especially underhanded activity

Synonymspluck, roll

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something from somebody

Broader (hypernym)steal

4. hustle (possession) get by trying hard

SamplesShe hustled a free lunch from the waiter.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)have, receive

5. hustle (communication) pressure or urge someone into an action

Pattern of useSomebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)persuade

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