Definition of hustle verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    hustle

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//ˈhʌsl//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they hustle
     
    he / she / it hustles
     
    past simple hustled
     
    -ing form hustling
     
     
    jump to other results
  1. 1 [transitive] hustle somebody + adv./prep. to make someone move quickly by pushing them in a rough and aggressive way He grabbed her arm and hustled her out of the room. I was hustled into a waiting car.
  2. 2[transitive] hustle somebody (into something) to force someone to make a decision before they are ready or sure All the family felt that Stephen had been hustled into the engagement by Claire.
  3. 3 [transitive, intransitive] hustle (something) (informal) to sell or obtain something, often illegally to hustle dope They survive by hustling on the streets.
  4. 4 [intransitive] (informal) to act in an aggressive way or with a lot of energy
  5. 5 [intransitive] to work as a prostitute
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: hustle

Other results

All matches