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verb hurry pronunciation in American English /ˈhʌri/
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present tense
I/you/we/theyhurry
he/she/ithurries
present participlehurrying
past tensehurried
past participlehurried
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  1. [intransitive] to do something or to move somewhere very quickly
    We’d better hurry or we’ll be late.
    Alex had to hurry home, but I decided to stay.
    hurry along/through/into: She hurried along the corridor toward his office.
    He hurried through the streets until he reached Bill’s house.
    hurry to do something: The telephone suddenly rang and she hurried to answer it.
    1. a.
      [transitive] to make someone do something or move somewhere more quickly
      hurry someone away/in/out etc.: Liz took Anna’s arm and hurried her away.
      hurry someone into doing something: Don’t let them hurry you into signing anything.
    2. b.
      to make something happen more quickly than it would have done
      Let’s not hurry the process.
      hurry something through: The Act was hurried through Parliament just before the election.

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