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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun hurry:
Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb hurry:
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- Definition of the noun hurry
- Definition of the verb hurry
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Definition of the noun hurry
What does hurry mean as a name of something?
noun - plural: hurries
- a condition of urgency making it necessary to hurry
- overly eager speed (and possible carelessness)
- lexical domain: Attributes - nouns denoting attributes of people and objects
- synonyms of hurry: haste / hastiness / hurriedness / precipitation
- more generic words: fastness / speed / swiftness = a rate (usually rapid) at which something happens
- more specific words: precipitateness / precipitousness / precipitance / precipitancy / abruptness / suddenness = the quality of happening with headlong haste or without warning
- the act of moving hurriedly and in a careless manner
- lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
- synonyms of hurry: haste / rush / rushing
- more generic words: motion / move / movement = the act of changing location from one place to another
- more specific words:
Alternative definition of the noun hurry
- Rushed action.
- See Urgency.
- [sports] In American football, an incidence of a defensive player forcing the quarterback to act faster than the quarterback was prepared to, resulting in a failed offensive play.
Definition of the verb hurry
What does hurry mean as a doing word?
Hurry is one of the top 1000 most common verbs in the English language.
verb - inflections: hurried
- move very fast
Syntactic formula Example for the syntactic formula there [Verb] [Theme, indefinite] [Path Preposition] [Location] There jumped a little white rabbit out of the box there [Verb] [Path Preposition] [Location, concrete] [Theme, indefinite] There jumped out of the box a little white rabbit [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme] He skated Penny | Tom jumped the horse [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme] [Adjective] Bill rolled the drawer open | He rode her seasick | He skated Penny exhausted | Tom walked the dog exhausted [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme] to / into [Oblique, state] Bill rolled the drawer to an open position | He rode her to sickness | He skated Penny to exhaustion | Tom walked the dog to exhaustion [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme] [Spatial Preposition] [Location] Tom jumped the horse over the fence [Theme - being or machine] [Verb] The horse jumped [Theme - being or machine] [Verb] [Location, concrete] The horse jumped the stream [Theme - being or machine] [Verb] [Oblique 1] to / into [Oblique 2, state] Claire skated her skates blades to shreds | She waltzed herself to sickness | We walked ourselves into a state of exhaustion [Theme - being or machine] [Verb] [Oblique 1] [Path Preposition] [Oblique 2] Tom ran the soles off his shoes [Theme - being or machine] [Verb] [Spatial Preposition] [Location] The horse jumped over the fence [Path Preposition] [Location] [Verb] [Theme] Out of the box jumped a little white rabbit
Verbs of Motion (with the same syntax): amble, backpack, bolt, bounce, bound, bowl, canter, carom, cavort, charge, clamber, climb, clump, coast, crawl, creep, dart, dash, dodder, drift, file, flit, float, fly, frolic, gallop, gambol, glide, goose step, hasten, hike, hobble, hop, hurtle, inch, jog, journey, jump, leap, limp, lollop, lope, lumber, lurch, march, meander, mince, mosey, nip, pad, parade, perambulate, plod, prance, promenade, prowl, race, ramble, roam, roll, romp, rove, run, rush, sashay, saunter, scamper, scoot, scram, scramble, scud, scurry, scuttle, shamble, shuffle, sidle, skedaddle, skip, skitter, skulk, sleepwalk, slide, slink, slither, slog, slouch, sneak, somersault, speed, stagger, step, stomp, stray, streak, stride, stroll, strut, stumble, stump, swagger, sweep, swerve, swim, tack, tear, tiptoe, toddle, toil, totter, tour, traipse, tramp, travel, trek, troop, trot, trudge, trundle, vault, waddle, wade, walk, wander, weave, whiz, zigzag, zoom.
- lexical domain: Motions - verbs of walking, flying, swimming
- synonyms of hurry: speed / travel rapidly / zip
- more generic words: go / locomote / move / travel = change location
- more specific terms:
- act or move at high speed
- example: hurry--it's late!
Syntactic formula Example for the syntactic formula [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme] Maggie hurried her sister [Agent - being] [Verb] through [Theme] Mary hurried through the museum [Agent - being] [Verb] with [Theme] Maggie hurried with her lunch
- lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
- synonyms of hurry: festinate / hasten / look sharp / rush
- more generic words: act / move = perform an action, or work out or perform
- urge to an unnatural speed
Alternative definition of the verb hurry
- To do things quickly.
- Often with [term, up] to speed up the rate of doing something.
- "Hurry" a.k.a. "Hurry‼︎" is a composition.
- music by Junya Nakano
- "Hurry" is a 2001 EP released by Tin Foil Phoenix as Sonic Bloom.
- genre: Rock music
- released in (13 years ago)
- "Hurry" is a cataloged instance, composition.
- music by Vibeke Falden
- "Hurry" is a musical EP of Surrender!.
- released in
- "Hurry" is a musical EP of The Vinyls.
- released on
- "Hurry" a.k.a. "Hurry!" is a composition.
- music by Nobuo Uematsu
- "Hurry" is a musical album of Sonic Bloom.
Phrases with Hurry
Phrases starting with the word Hurry:
Phrases ending with the word Hurry:
Other phrase containing the word Hurry:
Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Hurry
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Words We Use (2006)
The Meaning of Words And Where They Come From by Diarmaid Ó Muirithe
A hurry also means a row, a fight, in Antrim, not necessarily a violent affair, however. A good scolding...
Columbus Medical Journal (1909)
A Magazine of Medicine and Surgery
Hurry is the cause of most nervousness. It is the most damaging habit of mind that can be imagined, for it soon becomes a...
Training vs. Trying by John Ortberg, Laurie Pederson, Judson Poling
If so, there's a good chance you've got hurry sickness. Hurry is the great enemy of spiritual life in our day. For most of us, the danger is not that we will renounce our faith. It is that ...
Smile Your Way to Bliss (2014)
Hurry is an evidence of inner stress. Take slow and steady approach. There is time and ways for action and reflection. Take positive action to outperform. The personal defeat suffered by human beings is constituted by the difference between ...
by Heinrich Von Treitschke
Butonceagain, andnotwithout success, theold Turkish adage was appliedtothe Frankish Courts:®To hurry is the work of the devil, to delayis the work ofGod ̄; the well-known cheerful promises ofcoming constitutional splendour for the happy ...
Over 600 Favorite Circle Time Activities Created by Teachers for Teachers by Kathy Charner
Hurry,. Hurry,. Fire. Truck. 3+. Materials needed None needed What to do 1 . As part of a study of fire fighters sing the following chant with motions at circle time. Encourage the children to do the motions and then to say the words with you.
by Nancy LeClaire, George Cardinal, Emily Hunter
hurry The ...
Online dictionaries and encyclopedias with entries for Hurry
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Hurricanes, Pat O'Brien's, New Orleans.
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After hurrying through breakfast: Lots and lots of log hopping.
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Hurry before it all melts!
"The Race" by William McElcheran on the grounds of Rodman Hall in St. Catharines, Ontario.
A comical depiction of athletic competition or a satirical characterization of modern pursuit of "success" (often referred to as "the rat race").
Here, with a fresh cover of snow, the meaning may seem more communal. A collective effort to deliver snow before it turns back into water.
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Man in a hurry pushing luggage
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Video language resources about Hurry
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- Hurry Meaning
Video shows what hurry means. Rushed action.. Urgency.. In American football, an incidence of a defensive player forcing the quarterback to act faster than the ...
- In one hell of a hurry Meaning
Video shows what in one hell of a hurry means. In a very great hurry; very fast or hastily.. In one hell of a hurry Meaning. How to pronounce, definition audio ...
- Soul Definition - You Can't Hurry Love (live)
Filmed live at Hoagys in Leeds on 12/05/12, Soul Definition perform their version of the Supremes classic 'You can't hurry love'. Soul Definition are available for ...
- Hurry of Love.wmv, lyrics under description, guitar lead version
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Quotes about Hurry
Hurry hurry has no blessings.
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Scrabble value of H4U1R1R1Y4
The value of this 5-letter word is 11 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
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