a behavior pattern characterized by continual rushing and anxiousness; an overwhelming and continual sense of urgency
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).
[hurst] /hɜrst/ noun 1. Fannie, 1889–1968, U.S. novelist and short-story writer. 2. a city in N Texas. /hɜːst/ noun (archaic) 1. a wood 2. a sandbank “hillock” (especially a sandy one), also “grove, wooded eminence,” from Old English hyrst, from Proto-Germanic *hurstiz (cf. Middle Dutch horst “underwood,” German Horst “thicket, shrubbery”). Common in place names […]