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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.


Synonymshaste


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!.


Synonymsrush


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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