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English noun: hurry

1. hurry (state) a condition of urgency making it necessary to hurry

SamplesIn a hurry to lock the door.


Broader (hypernym)urgency

2. hurry (attribute) overly eager speed (and possible carelessness)

SamplesHe soon regretted his haste.

Synonymshaste, hastiness, hurriedness, precipitation

Broader (hypernym)fastness, speed, swiftness

Narrower (hyponym)abruptness, precipitance, precipitancy, precipitateness, precipitousness, suddenness

3. hurry (act) the act of moving hurriedly and in a careless manner

SamplesIn his haste to leave he forgot his book.

Synonymshaste, rush, rushing

Broader (hypernym)motion, move, movement

Narrower (hyponym)bolt, dash, scamper, scramble, scurry

English verb: hurry

1. hurry (motion) move very fast

SamplesThe runner zipped past us at breakneck speed.

Synonymsspeed, travel rapidly, zip

Pattern of useSomething is ----ing PP.
Somebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)go, locomote, move, travel

Narrower (hyponym)dart, fleet, flit, flutter, run, whizz, whizz along, zoom, zoom along

2. hurry (change) act or move at high speed

SamplesWe have to rush!.
Hurry--it's late!.

Synonymsfestinate, hasten, look sharp, rush

Pattern of useSomebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)act, move

3. hurry (change) urge to an unnatural speed

SamplesDon't rush me, please!.


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

Broader (hypernym)exhort, press, urge, urge on

Causefestinate, hasten, hurry, look sharp, rush

Antonymsdelay, detain, hold up

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