Synonyms of hurry
1 rushDictionary • Claire hurried along the road.
rush • Someone inside the building rushed out.
fly • I flew downstairs.
dash • Suddenly she dashed out into the garden.
barrel (along) (informal, mainly US, Canadian)
scurry • The attack began, sending residents scurrying for cover.
scoot • He scooted up the stairs.
burn rubber (informal)
, move slowly
, drag your feet
2 make hasteDictionary • There was no longer any reason to hurry.
make haste • Simon was under orders to make haste.
rush • The Act was rushed through after a legal loophole was discovered.
lose no time
get a move on (informal) • I'd better get a move on if I want to finish on time.
step on it (informal) • We've only got thirty-five minutes, so step on it.
get your skates on (informal)
crack on (informal)
3 speed (up) • the President's attempt to hurry the process of independence sometimes with up
accelerate • The government is to accelerate its privatisation programme.
hasten • He may hasten the collapse of his own country.
quicken • He quickened his pace a little.
hustle • You'll have to hustle if you're to get home for supper.
expedite • We will do all we can to expedite the procedure
, slow down
rushDictionary • the hurry of people wanting to get home
rush • the rush not to be late for school
haste • Authorities appear to be moving with haste against the three dissidents.
speed • I was amazed at his speed of working.
urgency • It is a matter of utmost urgency.
bustle • the hustle and bustle of modern life
flurry • There was a flurry of excitement.
PHRASE:▷ in a hurry
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accelerateIf the process or rate of something accelerates or if something accelerates it, it gets faster and faster.
• The government is to accelerate its privatisation programme.
step up (informal),
step up (informal),
bustleBustle is busy, noisy activity.
• the hustle and bustle of modern life
celerity (formal)rapidity; swiftness; speed
Thesaurus for hurry from the Collins English Thesaurus
to hasten (to do something); rush
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