noun see hurry-scurry

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  • Hurry-skurry — Hur ry skur ry, adv. [An imitative word; cf. Sw. skorra to rattle, snarl, E. scurry.] Confusedly; in a bustle. [Obs.] Gray. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hurry-skurry — I. adverb (or adjective) see hurry scurry I II. noun see hurry scurry II * * * hurrˈy scurrˈy or hurrˈy skurrˈy noun Confusion and bustle adverb Confusedly • • • Main Entry: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • hurry-skurry — noun To hurry; act hurriedly …   Wiktionary

  • hurry-skurry — I. n. (Colloq.) Flutter, flurry, agitation, confusion, hurry, fluttering haste, great confusion. II. ad. Confusedly, pell mell, helter skelter, headlong, with a huddling rush, heels over head …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • hurry-scurry — or hurry skurry [hʉr′ēskʉr′ē] n. [redupl. of HURRY] an agitated, confused rushing about; disorderly confusion vi. hurry scurried, hurry scurrying to hurry and scurry about; act hurriedly and confusedly adj. hurried and confused adv. in a hurried …   English World dictionary

  • hurry-scurry — /hʌri ˈskʌri/ (say huree skuree) noun (plural hurry scurries) 1. headlong, disorderly haste; hurry and confusion. –adverb 2. with hurrying and scurrying. 3. confusedly; in a bustle. –adjective 4. characterised by headlong, disorderly flight or… …  

  • hurry-scurry — or hurry skurry noun Etymology: reduplication of 2hurry Date: 1754 a confused rush ; turmoil • hurry scurry adjective or adverb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • hurry-scurry — /herr ee skerr ee, hur ee skur ee/, n., adv., adj. n. 1. headlong, disorderly haste; hurry and confusion. adv. 2. with hurrying and scurrying. 3. confusedly; in a bustle. adj. 4. characterized by headlong, disorderly flight or haste. Also, hurry… …   Universalium

  • hurry — I. v. a. 1. Drive, precipitate. 2. Hasten, expedite, speed, despatch, urge or push forward, urge or press on. II. v. n. 1. Act precipitately, be in a flutter, be in a flurry. 2. Haste, hasten, move quickly, be in haste, be quick, be in a hurry,… …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • Haste — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Haste >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 haste haste urgency Sgm: N 1 despatch despatch dispatch Sgm: N 1 acceleration acceleration spurt spirt forced march rush dash Sgm …   English dictionary for students

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