a condition of urgency making it necessary to hurry
"in a hurry to lock the door"
haste, hastiness, hurry, hurriedness, precipitation(noun)
overly eager speed (and possible carelessness)
"he soon regretted his haste"
haste, hurry, rush, rushing(verb)
the act of moving hurriedly and in a careless manner
"in his haste to leave he forgot his book"
travel rapidly, speed, hurry, zip(verb)
move very fast
"The runner zipped past us at breakneck speed"
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
"We have to rush!"; "hurry--it's late!"
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
"Don't rush me, please!"
English Synonyms and Antonyms
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.
Dictionary of English Synonymes
haste, hasten, move quickly, be in haste, be quick, be in a hurry, make haste, mend one's pace, lose no time, lose not a moment, wing one's way, make the best of one's way, crowd sail, clap spurs to one's horse
Translations for hurry
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- أسرع, اندفعArabic
- fer via, accelerar, apressar, presaCatalan, Valencian
- spěch, spěchatCzech
- skynde sigDanish
- Eile, eilen, sich beeilen, beeilenGerman
- rapidi, rapidiĝiEsperanto
- darse prisa, apurarse, prisa, apresurarseSpanish
- kiiruhtaa, kiirehtiä, nopeuttaa, lisätä, vauhti, pitää kiirettäFinnish
- dépêcher, précipitation, hâte, hâterFrench
- cabhag, deannScottish Gaelic
- fretta, affrettarsi, precipitarsi, premura, furiaItalian
- 急ぐ, 急いでJapanese
- festīnō, ruōLatin
- skynde seg, travelhet, pressNorwegian
- pressa, apressarPortuguese
- спешка, спешить, торопитьсяRussian
- hets, skynda, skynda på, jäkt, hast, brådskaSwedish
- acele etmek, aşıkmakTurkish
- vội, vội lên, vội vàng, mau lên, nhanh lênVietnamese
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