The word "hurry" is often used as a verb. It’s similar to the verb "rush" and the adjective "fast."
- Hurry! Hurry!
- You’ll have to hurry if you want to catch the bus.
- In the morning, everyone hurries to get ready for work or for school.
- Mark and Linda hurried to the airport so that they wouldn’t miss their flight.
- Hurry! The movie is just about to start.
- If you don’t hurry, you’ll be late.
- Hurry up. I don’t have all day!
- I’m hurrying!
Sometimes the word "hurry" is used as a noun:
- Why are you in such a hurry? We have plenty of time.
- Tom is in a big hurry to get all of his assignments completed.
- Alison is in a big hurry to get married, but she should wait.
When people aren’t in a hurry, you’ll hear something like this:
- No hurry. I can wait.
- There’s no hurry.
- No need to hurry.
- It’s not necessary to hurry. We have plenty of time.
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This page was first published on October 9, 2012. It was updated on October 22, 2015.