hustling


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hus·tle

 (hŭs′əl)
v. hus·tled, hus·tling, hus·tles
v.intr.
1. To move or act energetically and rapidly: We hustled to get dinner ready on time.
2. To push or force one's way.
3. To act aggressively, especially in business dealings.
4. Slang
a. To obtain something by deceitful or illicit means; practice theft or swindling.
b. To solicit customers. Used of a pimp or prostitute.
c. To misrepresent one's ability in order to deceive someone, especially in gambling.
v.tr.
1. To push or convey in a hurried or rough manner: hustled the prisoner into a van.
2. To cause or urge to proceed quickly; hurry: hustled the board into a quick decision.
3. Slang
a. To sell or get by questionable or aggressive means: hustled stolen watches; hustling spare change.
b. To pressure into buying or doing something: a barfly hustling the other customers for drinks.
c. To misrepresent one's skill in (a game or activity) in order to deceive someone, especially in gambling: hustle pool.
n.
1. The act or an instance of jostling or shoving.
2. Energetic activity; drive.
3. Slang An illicit or unethical way of doing business or obtaining money; a fraud or deceit: "the most dangerous and wide-open drug hustle of them all" (Newsweek).

[Dutch husselen, to shake, from Middle Dutch hustelen, frequentative of hutsen.]

hus′tler n.
Translations

hustling

n(Straßen)prostitution f, → der Strich (inf)
References in classic literature ?
Moore, and I supposed she'd be the usual hustling country housewife who takes in boarders to earn an honest penny.
You see, the West is a pretty big proposition, and I kept hustling around over it pretty lively.
Artists, scene-shifters, dancers, supers, choristers, subscribers were all asking questions, shouting and hustling one another.
Marc Pingris, Star's hustling superstar, couldn't help but vent his frustrations at the referees after the Hotshots' heartbreaking loss to the Barangay Ginebra Kings Friday night that sent them home on Christmas night.