Synonyms for hurryˈhɜr i, ˈhʌr i
a condition of urgency making it necessary to hurry
haste, hastiness, hurry, hurriedness, precipitation(noun)
overly eager speed (and possible carelessness)
haste, hurry, rush, rushing(verb)
the act of moving hurriedly and in a careless manner
travel rapidly, speed, hurry, zip(verb)
move very fast
zipper, hotfoot, zip, travel rapidly, cannonball along, zip up, bucket along, race, hurry, rush along, hie, hasten, belt along, speed, accelerate, look sharp, pelt along, quicken, festinate, speed up, step on it, rush
rush, hasten, hurry, look sharp, festinate(verb)
act or move at high speed
hotfoot, zip, travel rapidly, cannonball along, bucket along, race, hurry, rush along, hie, hasten, belt along, speed, expedite, look sharp, induce, pelt along, stimulate, festinate, step on it, rush
urge to an unnatural speed
hurry(noun)To do things quickly.
hurry(noun)Often with up, to speed up the rate of doing something.
hurry(noun)In American football, an incidence of a defensive player forcing the quarterback to act faster than the quarterback was prepared to, resulting in a failed offensive play.
English Synonyms and Antonyms, by James Champlin Fernald
To quicken, in the sense here considered, is to increase speed, move or cause to move more rapidly, as through more space or with, a greater number of motions in the same time. To accelerate is to increase the speed of action or of motion. A motion whose speed increases upon itself is said to be accelerated, as the motion of a falling body, which becomes swifter with every second of time. To accelerate any work is to hasten it toward a finish, commonly by quickening all its operations in orderly unity toward the result. To despatch is to do and be done with, to get a thing off one's hands. To despatch an enemy is to kill him outright and quickly; to despatch a messenger is to send him in haste; to despatch a business is to bring it quickly to an end. Despatch is commonly used of single items. To promote a cause is in any way to bring it forward, advance it in power, prominence, etc. To speed is really to secure swiftness; to hasten is to attempt it, whether successfully or unsuccessfully. Hurry always indicates something of confusion. The hurried man forgets dignity, appearance, comfort, courtesy, everything but speed; he may forget something vital to the matter in hand; yet, because reckless haste may attain the great object of speed, hurry has come to be the colloquial and popular word for acting quickly. To facilitate is to quicken by making easy; to expedite is to quicken by removing hindrances. A good general will improve roads to facilitate the movements of troops, hasten supplies and perfect discipline to promote the general efficiency of the force, despatch details of business, expedite all preparations, in order to accelerate the advance and victory of his army.
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