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 for hurry
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Hurry \Hur"ry\, v. i.
     To move or act with haste; to proceed with celerity or
     precipitation; as, let us hurry.
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     To hurry up, to make haste. [Colloq.]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Hurry \Hur"ry\, n.
     The act of hurrying in motion or business; pressure; urgency;
     bustle; confusion.
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           Ambition raises a tumult in the soul, it inflames the
           mind, and puts into a violent hurry of thought.
     Syn: Haste; speed; dispatch. See Haste.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Hurry \Hur"ry\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Hurried; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Hurrying.] [OE. horien; cf. OSw. hurra to whirl round,
     dial. Sw. hurr great haste, Dan. hurre to buzz, Icel. hurr
     hurly-burly, MHG. hurren to hurry, and E. hurr, whir to
     hurry; all prob. of imitative origin.]
     1. To hasten; to impel to greater speed; to urge on.
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              Impetuous lust hurries him on.        --South.
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              They hurried him abroad a bark.       --Shak.
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     2. To impel to precipitate or thoughtless action; to urge to
        confused or irregular activity.
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              And wild amazement hurries up and down
              The little number of your doubtful friends. --Shak.
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     3. To cause to be done quickly.
     Syn: To hasten; precipitate; expedite; quicken; accelerate;
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a condition of urgency making it necessary to hurry; "in a
           hurry to lock the door" [syn: hurry, haste]
      2: overly eager speed (and possible carelessness); "he soon
         regretted his haste" [syn: haste, hastiness, hurry,
         hurriedness, precipitation]
      3: the act of moving hurriedly and in a careless manner; "in his
         haste to leave he forgot his book" [syn: haste, hurry,
         rush, rushing]
      v 1: move very fast; "The runner zipped past us at breakneck
           speed" [syn: travel rapidly, speed, hurry, zip]
      2: act or move at high speed; "We have to rush!"; "hurry--it's
         late!" [syn: rush, hasten, hurry, look sharp,
      3: urge to an unnatural speed; "Don't rush me, please!" [syn:
         rush, hurry] [ant: delay, detain, hold up]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  173 Moby Thesaurus words for "hurry":
     accelerate, ado, agitation, air speed, bolt, brouhaha, bundle,
     bustle, buzz about, career, celerity, chase, cheer on, commotion,
     crowd, dart, dash, dash off, dash on, dig out, dispatch, disquiet,
     disturbance, dither, double-time, drive, drive on, eagerness,
     ebullience, ebullition, eddy, effervescence, egg, egg on,
     embroilment, expedite, expedition, expeditiousness, fastness,
     feery-fary, ferment, fermentation, festinate, flight, fling, flit,
     flurry, flutter, fly, forward, fume, fuss, get cracking, get going,
     get moving, goad on, ground speed, haste, hasten, hasten off,
     hasten on, helter-skelter, hie, hie on, hound on, hump, hump it,
     hurly-burly, hurry about, hurry along, hurry away, hurry on,
     hurry through, hurry up, hurry-scurry, hurtle, hustle, hustle up,
     instantaneousness, knots, leap, light out, lightning speed,
     lose no time, make a fuss, make haste, miles per hour,
     move quickly, nip, nip off, pell-mell, perturbation, plunge, post,
     pother, precipitate, precipitation, press, press on, promptitude,
     promptness, push, push on, push through, quicken, quickness, race,
     railroad through, rapidity, root on, round pace, rpm, ruffle, run,
     rush, rush about, rush along, rush around, rush through, rustle,
     scamper, scamper off, scoot, scour, scramble, scud, scurry,
     scuttle, shake a leg, shoot, skedaddle, skin out, snappiness,
     speed, speed along, speed on, speed up, speediness, spur, spur on,
     spurt, stampede, step on it, stew, stir, sweat, swift rate,
     swiftness, swirl, swirling, tear, tear around, tear off, tear out,
     to-do, tumult, turbulence, turmoil, uproar, upset, urge, urge on,
     urgency, velocity, vortex, whip, whip along, whip off, whip on,
     whirl, whiz about, whiz off, yeastiness

From The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906) :

  HURRY, n.  The dispatch of bunglers.

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