hurry

hurryingly, adv.
/herr"ee, hur"ee/, v., hurried, hurrying, n., pl. hurries.
v.i.
1. to move, proceed, or act with haste (often fol. by up): Hurry, or we'll be late. Hurry up, it's starting to rain.
v.t.
2. to drive, carry, or cause to move or perform with speed.
3. to hasten; urge forward (often fol. by up).
4. to impel or perform with undue haste: to hurry someone into a decision.
n.
5. a state of urgency or eagerness: to be in a hurry to meet a train.
6. hurried movement or action; haste.
[1580-90; expressive word of uncert. orig., cf. ME horyed (attested once) rushed, impelled, MHG hurren to move quickly]
Syn. 1. See rush1. 2. hasten. 3. accelerate, quicken; expedite, hustle. 6. celerity; expedition, dispatch; speed, quickness; bustle, ado.
Ant. 3. delay, slow. 6. deliberation.

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