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 (hûr′ē, hŭr′-)
v. hur·ried, hur·ry·ing, hur·ries
To move or act with speed or haste. See Synonyms at speed.
1. To cause to move or act with speed or haste: hurried the children to school.
2. To cause to move or act with undue haste; rush: was hurried into marriage.
3. To speed the progress or completion of; expedite: hurried the delivery of the product.
n. pl. hur·ries
1. Activity or motion that is often unduly hurried; haste: I forgot my gloves in my hurry to catch the bus. See Synonyms at haste.
2. The need or wish to hurry; a condition of urgency: in no hurry to leave.

[Possibly Middle English horien, perhaps variant of harien, to harass; see harry.]

hur′ri·er n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hurrying - changing location rapidlyhurrying - changing location rapidly    
movement, move, motion - the act of changing location from one place to another; "police controlled the motion of the crowd"; "the movement of people from the farms to the cities"; "his move put him directly in my path"
speedup, acceleration, quickening - the act of accelerating; increasing the speed
deceleration - the act of decelerating; decreasing the speed; "he initiated deceleration by braking"
scud, scudding - the act of moving along swiftly (as before a gale)
Adj.1.hurrying - moving with great haste; "affection for this hurrying driving...little man"; "lashed the scurrying horses"
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"
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He stressed that the initiative taken by the ministry to formalize artisanal and make it economically viable would curb associated social menaces like child labour in the mining industry. He urged ILO to extend its project, ACCEL AFRICA, to other states of the federation since according to him, there is no state in Nigeria where one form of mining or the other does not take place.
Speaking earlier, ILO Country Director, represented by the National Project Coordinator ACCEL Africa Project ILO, Abuja Office, Agatha Kolawole, said the visit was to seek closer working relationship in addressing issue of child labour in the mining industry. She applauded the ministrys contributions including renovation of a school and provision of social amenities in Gadoko Community in Muya Local Government Area, Niger State.
The state of child labour in the mining industry has remained hazy.

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