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phrasal verb
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theyhurry up
he/she/ithurries up
present participlehurrying up
past tensehurried up
past participlehurried up
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  1. 1
    [intransitive] mainly spoken used for telling someone to do something more quickly

    Hurry up and finish your soup.

  2. 2
    [intransitive] to do something or move somewhere more quickly

    She wished George would hurry up with her cup of tea.

  3. 3

    hurry up


    hurry along

    [transitive] to make someone do something more quickly, or to make something happen sooner

    Try and hurry her up a bit or we’ll be late.

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