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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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