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Hurricanoes
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Hurrying definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

HUR'RYING, ppr. Driving or urging to greater speed; precipitating.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

adj
1: moving with great haste; "affection for this hurrying driving...little man"; "lashed the scurrying horses" [syn: hurrying, scurrying] n
1: changing location rapidly [syn: speed, speeding, hurrying]

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

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. Impetuous lust hurries him on. --South. They hurried him abroad a bark. --Shak. 2. To impel to precipitate or thoughtless action; to urge to confused or irregular activity. And wild amazement hurries up and down The little number of your doubtful friends. --Shak. 3. To cause to be done quickly. Syn: To hasten; precipitate; expedite; quicken; accelerate; urge.



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