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[attributive] Showing, involving, or requiring haste or urgency.‘the hurry-up atmosphere of the court contributed to the mistake’
emergency, high-priority, top-priority, important, vital, crucialView synonyms
- ‘The team's no-huddle and hurry-up offenses are working nearly to perfection.’
- ‘All 130 passengers got off safely, and a hurry-up salvage job removed some of the machinery to safety before the ship began to settle.’
- ‘Unfortunately, as you could probably guess, the room was pretty packed, so I only got to play losing, hurry-up poker for about 45 minutes and again, no hands of note took place.’
- ‘When I woke it was much later than I had expected, and everything's been double-time and hurry-up since then.’
- ‘But it should be obvious that next year's hurry-up primary season puts an absolute premium on early momentum.’
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