- 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[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 [transitive, intransitive] hustle (something) (informal) to sell or obtain something, often illegally to hustle dope They survive by hustling on the streets.
- 4 [intransitive] (informal) to act in an aggressive way or with a lot of energy
- 5 [intransitive] to work as a prostitute
NAmE//ˈhʌsl//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they hustle
he / she / it hustles
past simple hustled
-ing form hustling