English Synonyms and Antonyms
To quicken, in the sense here considered, is to increase speed, move or cause to move more rapidly, as through more space or with, a greater number of motions in the same time. To accelerate is to increase the speed of action or of motion. A motion whose speed increases upon itself is said to be accelerated, as the motion of a falling body, which becomes swifter with every second of time. To accelerate any work is to hasten it toward a finish, commonly by quickening all its operations in orderly unity toward the result. To despatch is to do and be done with, to get a thing off one's hands. To despatch an enemy is to kill him outright and quickly; to despatch a messenger is to send him in haste; to despatch a business is to bring it quickly to an end. Despatch is commonly used of single items. To promote a cause is in any way to bring it forward, advance it in power, prominence, etc. To speed is really to secure swiftness; to hasten is to attempt it, whether successfully or unsuccessfully. Hurry always indicates something of confusion. The hurried man forgets dignity, appearance, comfort, courtesy, everything but speed; he may forget something vital to the matter in hand; yet, because reckless haste may attain the great object of speed, hurry has come to be the colloquial and popular word for acting quickly. To facilitate is to quicken by making easy; to expedite is to quicken by removing hindrances. A good general will improve roads to facilitate the movements of troops, hasten supplies and perfect discipline to promote the general efficiency of the force, despatch details of business, expedite all preparations, in order to accelerate the advance and victory of his army.
a condition of urgency making it necessary to hurry
"in a hurry to lock the door"
haste, hastiness, hurry, hurriedness, precipitationnoun
overly eager speed (and possible carelessness)
"he soon regretted his haste"
haste, hurry, rush, rushingverb
the act of moving hurriedly and in a careless manner
"in his haste to leave he forgot his book"
travel rapidly, speed, hurry, zipverb
move very fast
"The runner zipped past us at breakneck speed"
zipper, hotfoot, zip, travel rapidly, cannonball along, zip up, bucket along, race, rush along, hie, hasten, belt along, speed, accelerate, look sharp, pelt along, quicken, festinate, speed up, step on it, rush
rush, hasten, hurry, look sharp, festinateverb
act or move at high speed
"We have to rush!"; "hurry--it's late!"
hotfoot, zip, travel rapidly, cannonball along, bucket along, race, rush along, hie, hasten, belt along, speed, expedite, look sharp, induce, pelt along, stimulate, festinate, step on it, rush
urge to an unnatural speed
"Don't rush me, please!"
Dictionary of English Synonymes
haste, hasten, move quickly, be in haste, be quick, be in a hurry, make haste, mend one's pace, lose no time, lose not a moment, wing one's way, make the best of one's way, crowd sail, clap spurs to one's horse
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How to use hurry in a sentence?
If numbers are disappointing and either growth or profitability looks out of reach, it’s very easy to see why investors would get out in a hurry.
People who know how to employ themselves, always find leisure moments, while those who do nothing are forever in a hurry.
I don't know why it is we are in such a hurry to get up when we fall down. You might think we would lie there and rest a while.
If cooler heads prevail and Greece avoids a messy exit, Greek stocks are a bargain, but this is also one of those trades where you could lose half your money in a hurry if political events slide out of control.
You can't outrun the rhino, if it means to dive into a thorn bush to the left or to the right, we need to get out of its way in a big hurry.
Translations for hurry
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- أسرع, اندفعArabic
- presa, fer via, accelerar, apressarCatalan, Valencian
- spěchat, spěchCzech
- skynde sigDanish
- eilen, sich beeilen, beeilen, EileGerman
- rapidi, rapidiĝiEsperanto
- apresurarse, apurarse, darse prisa, prisaSpanish
- lisätä, nopeuttaa, vauhti, kiiruhtaa, kiirehtiä, pitää kiirettäFinnish
- hâter, précipitation, hâte, dépêcherFrench
- deann, cabhagScottish Gaelic
- precipitarsi, furia, affrettarsi, premura, frettaItalian
- 急ぐ, 急いでJapanese
- ruō, festīnōLatin
- press, travelhet, skynde segNorwegian
- pressa, apressarPortuguese
- спешить, торопиться, спешкаRussian
- hast, brådska, skynda, jäkt, skynda på, hetsSwedish
- aşıkmak, acele etmekTurkish
- nhanh lên, mau lên, vội vàng, vội lên, vộiVietnamese
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