[hur-ee-skur-ee, huhr-ee-skuhr-ee] /ˈhɜr iˈskɜr i, ˈhʌr iˈskʌr i/
headlong, disorderly haste; hurry and confusion.
with hurrying and scurrying.
confusedly; in a bustle.
characterized by headlong, disorderly flight or haste.
in frantic haste
hasty and disorderly
to rush about in confusion
1732, probably a reduplication of hurry formed with awareness of scurry.
- Hurry sickness
noun a behavior pattern characterized by continual rushing and anxiousness; an overwhelming and continual sense of urgency Examples Type A personalities often suffer from hurry sickness.
[hur-ee-uhp, huhr-] /ˈhɜr iˌʌp, ˈhʌr-/ adjective 1. characterized by speed or the need for speed; quick: a hurry-up meal; a hurry-up phone call. [hur-ee, huhr-ee] /ˈhɜr i, ˈhʌr i/ verb (used without object), hurried, hurrying. 1. to move, proceed, or act with haste (often followed by up): Hurry, or we’ll be late. Hurry up, it’s […]
- Hurry up and wait
verb phrase To be rushed only to then have to wait: another hurry up and wait situation before the kids’ soccer game Move quickly and then have to wait for something or someone. For example, We did our share in good time, but the others were several days behind so we couldn’t finish—it was another […]
[hur-sing-gahr] /ˈhɜr sɪŋˌgɑr/ noun 1. (def 1).