The word "hurry" is often used as a verb. It’s similar to the verb "rush" and the adjective "fast."

simplepastpast participle
  • 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.

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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.