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in a hurry

Definition of in a hurry

  1. 1 :  very quickly <The weather got worse in a hurry.>

  2. 2 :  feeling a strong need to move, act, or go quickly <He was in too much of a hurry to stop and say hello.> <Don't be in such a hurry to get married.>



Word by Word Definitions

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  1. :  to carry or cause to go with haste

    :  to impel to rash or precipitate action

    :  to impel to greater speed :  prod

  1. :  disturbed or disorderly activity :  commotion

    :  agitated and often bustling or disorderly haste

    :  a state of eagerness or urgency :  rush


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