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Definition of hustle noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[uncountable] busy noisy activity of a lot of people in one place We escaped from the hustle and bustle of the city for the weekend.
  2. 2[uncountable] quick movement that uses a lot of energy and effort He forced a turnover with his hustle, diving after a loose ball.
  3. 3[countable] (informal) a way of getting money that that is not honest He’s tried every kind of hustle, from selling shoddy goods to dishonest gambling schemes.
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