hustle meaning, hustle definition | English Cobuild dictionary

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  ( hustles    3rd person present)   ( hustling    present participle)   ( hustled    past tense & past participle  )
1       verb   If you hustle someone, you try to make them go somewhere or do something quickly, for example by pulling or pushing them along.  
The guards hustled Harry out of the car...      V n prep/adv  
2       verb   If you hustle, you go somewhere or do something as quickly as you can.  
You'll have to hustle if you're to get home for supper...      V  
They had finished the exam and the teacher was hustling to get the papers gathered up.      V to-inf  
3       verb   If someone hustles, they try to earn money or gain an advantage from a situation, often by using dishonest or illegal means.  
  (mainly AM)  
We're expected to hustle and fight for what we want...      V  
I hustled some tickets from a magazine and off we went.      V n from n  
4       n-uncount   Hustle is busy, noisy activity.   (=bustle)  
Shell Cottage provides the perfect retreat from the hustle and bustle of London...     
Translation English Cobuild Collins Dictionary  


bustle, crowd, elbow, force, haste, hasten, hurry, impel, jog, jostle, push, rush, shove, thrust  

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hustler, hurtle, hut, hostile

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