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hurry

  

      vb   , -ries, -rying, -ried  
1    intr; often foll by: up   to hasten (to do something); rush  
2    tr; often foll by: along   to speed up the completion, progress, etc., of  
      n  
3    haste  
4    urgency or eagerness  
5    in a hurry  
Informal  
a    easily  
you won't beat him in a hurry     
b    willingly  
we won't go there again in a hurry     
     (C16 horyen, probably of imitative origin; compare Middle High German hurren; see scurry)  
   hurrying             n, adj  
  hurryingly      adv  


hurry-scurry  
      adv  
1    in frantic haste  
      adj  
2    hasty and disorderly  
      n  
3    disordered haste  
      vb   intr  
4    to rush about in confusion  
     (C18: reduplication of hurry; compare helter-skelter)  
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