American English

Definition of hurry noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



[uncountable, singular]
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  •  the need or wish to get something done quickly Take your time—there's no hurry. In my hurry to leave, I forgot my passport. What's the hurry? The train doesn't leave for an hour.
  • Idioms
    1. 1very quickly or more quickly than usual He had to leave in a hurry.
    2. 2not having enough time to do something Sorry, I don't have time to do it now—I'm in a hurry.
    in a hurry to do something
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    impatient to do something My daughter is in such a hurry to grow up. Why are you in such a hurry to sell?
      in no hurry (to do something), not in a/any hurry (to do something)
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    1. 1having plenty of time I don't mind waiting—I'm not in any particular hurry. Serve this lady first—I'm in no hurry.
    2. 2not wanting or not willing to do something We were in no hurry to get back to work after the holiday.
    somebody will not do something again in a hurry (informal)
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    used to say that someone does not want to do something again because it was not enjoyable I won't be going there again in a hurry—the food was terrible.
    See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: hurry