hurried


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hur·ried

 (hûr′ēd, hŭr′-)
adj.
1.
a. Moving or acting rapidly.
b. Required to move or act more rapidly; rushed.
2. Done in great haste: a hurried tour.

hur′ried·ly adv.
hur′ried·ness n.

hurried

(ˈhʌrɪd)
adj
performed with great or excessive haste: a hurried visit.
ˈhurriedly adv
ˈhurriedness n

hur•ried

(ˈhɜr id, ˈhʌr-)

adj.
1. moving or working rapidly.
2. done with hurry; hasty.
[1660–70]
hur′ried•ly, adv.
hur′ried•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.hurried - moving rapidly or performed quickly or in great haste; "a hurried trip to the store"; "the hurried life of a city"; "a hurried job"
fast - acting or moving or capable of acting or moving quickly; "fast film"; "on the fast track in school"; "set a fast pace"; "a fast car"
unhurried - relaxed and leisurely; without hurry or haste; "people strolling about in an unhurried way"; "an unhurried walk"; "spoke in a calm and unhurried voice"

hurried

adjective
1. hasty, quick, brief, rushed, short, swift, speedy, precipitate, quickie (informal), breakneck They had a hurried breakfast, then left.
2. rushed, perfunctory, hectic, speedy, superficial, hasty, cursory, slapdash a hurried overnight redrafting of the text

hurried

adjective
1. Happening quickly and without warning:
2. Accomplished in very little time:
Translations
مُتَسَرِّعمُعَجَّل، مُضْطَر على العَجَلَه
samý chvatuspěchaný
blive pressetblive skyndet påforhastet
elsietettsiettetett
flausturslegurneyddur til aî gera í flÿti
plný zhonuunáhlený
aceleye gelmişaceleyle bir işi yapmak durumunda olmaktelâşla yapılmış

hurried

[ˈhʌrɪd] ADJ [footsteps] → apresurado; [visit, meeting] → rápido, cortísimo; [phone call, conversation] → rápido
to eat or have a hurried mealcomer a toda prisa, comer deprisa y corriendo

hurried

[ˈhʌrid] adj [meal] → pris(e) à la hâte; [departure] → précipité(e); [glance, trip, consultation] → très rapide; [work] → fait(e) à la hâte

hurried

adjeilig; letter, essayeilig or hastig geschrieben; ceremony, meetinghastig durchgeführt; workin Eile gemacht; (= with little preparation) departure, wedding etcüberstürzt; to have a hurried breakfasthastig frühstücken; a hurried goodbyeein hastiger Abschied; to pay somebody a hurried visitjdm einen hastigen Besuch abstatten

hurried

[ˈhʌrɪd] adj (gen) → affrettato/a; (steps) → frettoloso/a; (work) → fatto/a in fretta
to eat a hurried meal → buttare giù due bocconi

hurry

(ˈhari) , ((American) ˈhə:ri) verb
1. to (cause to) move or act quickly, often too quickly. You'd better hurry if you want to catch that bus; If you hurry me, I'll make mistakes.
2. to convey quickly. After the accident, the injured man was hurried to the hospital.
noun
1. the act of doing something quickly, often too quickly. In his hurry to leave, he fell and broke his arm.
2. the need to do something quickly. Is there any hurry for this job?
ˈhurried adjective
1. done quickly, often too quickly. This was a very hurried piece of work.
2. (negative unhurried) forced to do something quickly, often too quickly. I hate feeling hurried.
ˈhurriedly adverb
in a hurry
1. acting quickly. I did this in a hurry.
2. wishing or needing to act quickly. I'm in a hurry.
3. soon; easily. You won't untie this knot in a hurry.
4. eager. I'm in a hurry to see my new house.
hurry up
to (cause to) move quickly. Hurry him up, will you; Do hurry up!
References in classic literature ?
Hardly had the Prince touched the ground than he felt himself violently seized by an unseen power, and hurried away he knew not whither.
And once more offering a hurried apology for so sudden a departure, he hurried Kate into the vehicle, and bade the man drive with all speed into the city.
Miss Polly did not usually make hurried movements; she specially prided herself on her repose of manner.
My brother immediately grasped the situation, shouted, and hurried towards the struggle.
With hurried hands the soldiers blindfolded them, drawing the sacks over their heads, and bound them to the post.
And now, I began to wonder at myself for being in the coach, and to doubt whether I had sufficient reason for being there, and to consider whether I should get out presently and go back, and to argue against ever heeding an anonymous communication, and, in short, to pass through all those phases of contradiction and indecision to which I suppose very few hurried people are strangers.
Pleasant the sense of being hurried along in swift ease through English scenes, so like those round his own home, only not quite so charming.
In a hurried manner, he replied in the affirmative.
Nothing was done in its regular order and several of the native servants seemed missing, while those whom Mary saw slunk or hurried about with ashy and scared faces.
The old man kissed her, and hurried her into his room, and turned the key; then, came hurrying back to the Doctor, and opened the window and partly opened the blind, and put his hand upon the Doctor's arm, and looked out with him into the courtyard.