hurried meaning, hurried definition | English Cobuild dictionary



1       adj   A hurried action is done quickly, because you do not have much time to do it in.  
usu ADJ n  
...a hurried breakfast.     
  hurriedly      adv   ADV with v  
...students hurriedly taking notes.     
2       adj   A hurried action is done suddenly, in reaction to something that has just happened.  
usu ADJ n  
Downing Street denied there had been a hurried overnight redrafting of the text.     
  hurriedly      adv   ADV with v  
The moment she saw it, she blushed and hurriedly left the room.     
3       adj   Someone who is hurried does things more quickly than they should because they do not have much time to do them.  
usu v-link ADJ   (=rushed)  
Parisians on the street often looked worried, hurried and unfriendly.     
Translation English - Cobuild Collins Dictionary  


breakneck, brief, cursory, hasty, hectic, perfunctory, precipitate, quick, quickie     (informal)   rushed, short, slapdash, speedy, superficial, swift  

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