Synonyms of hurry in English:


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1‘you'd better hurry or you'll be late’


be quick, hurry up, move quickly, go fast, hasten, make haste, speed, speed up, lose no time, press on, push on, run, dash, rush, hurtle, dart, race, fly, flash, shoot, streak, bolt, bound, blast, charge, chase, career, scurry, scramble, scamper, scuttle, sprint, gallop, go hell for leather, go like lightning

British scutter

informal whizz, whoosh, vroom, tear, scoot, hare, pelt, zip, whip, zoom, belt, beetle, buzz, get a move on, step on it, get cracking, get moving, shake a leg, go like a bat out of hell, hotfoot it, leg it, burn rubber

British informal bomb, bucket, shift, put one's foot down, get one's skates on, go like the clappers, stir one's stumps

Scottish informal wheech

North American informal hightail, barrel, boogie, clip, lay rubber, get the lead out, get a wiggle on

South African informal put foot

North American vulgar slang drag ass, haul ass, tear ass

dated, informal cut along

archaic post, hie, fleet


move slowly, dawdle

2‘she hurried him across the landing’


hustle, hasten, push, push on, urge, urge on, drive on, spur on, goad, prod

informal gee up


slow down, delay


1‘in all the hurry, we forgot the picnic’


haste, flurry, bustle, confusion, commotion, hubbub, hustle, urgency, agitation, turmoil

rush, race, scramble, scurry

speed, swiftness, rapidity, quickness

literary fleetness, celerity

archaic hurry-scurry, pother