hurry ( hurries 3rd person present) ( hurrying present participle) ( hurried past tense & past participle )
1 verb If you hurry somewhere, you go there as quickly as you can.
Claire hurried along the road... V prep/adv
Bob hurried to join him, and they rode home together. V
2 verb If you hurryto do something, you start doing it as soon as you can, or try to do it quickly.
Mrs Hardie hurried to make up for her tactlessness by asking her guest about his holiday... V to-inf
There was no longer any reason to hurry. V
3 n-sing If you are in ahurryto do something, you need or want to do something quickly. If you do something in ahurry, you do it quickly or suddenly.
usu in a N, oft N to-inf
Kate was in a hurry to grow up, eager for knowledge and experience...
4 verb To hurry something means the same as to hurry up something.
...The President's attempt to hurry the process of independence. V n
5 verb If you hurry someone to a place or into a situation, you try to make them go to that place or get into that situation quickly.
They say they are not going to be hurried into any decision... V n prep/adv
I don't want to hurry you. V n
6 If you say to someone `There's no hurry' or `I'm in no hurry' you are telling them that there is no need for them to do something immediately.
there's no hurry phrase
I'll need to talk with you, but there's no hurry...
7 If you are in no hurryto do something, you are very unwilling to do it.
in no hurry phrase PHR after v, PHR to-inf, PHR for n
I love it at St Mirren so I'm in no hurry to go anywhere... hurry along
hurry up 2 hurry up
1 phrasal verb If you tell someone to hurry up, you are telling them do something more quickly than they were doing.
Franklin told Howe to hurry up and take his bath; otherwise, they'd miss their train... V P
Hurry up with that coffee, will you. V P with n
2 phrasal verb If you hurry something up or hurry it along, you make it happen faster or sooner than it would otherwise have done.
...if you want to hurry up the application process... V P n (not pron)
Petter saw no reason to hurry the divorce along. V n P