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1‘they were hissed and hustled as they went’
jostle, push, push roughly, bump, knock, shove, nudge, elbow, shoulder
2‘I was hustled away to a cold cell’
manhandle, push, shove, thrust, frogmarch, bulldoze
rush, hurry, hasten, whisk, sweep
3‘don't be hustled into anything unless you really want to do it’
coerce, force, compel, pressure, pressurize, badger, pester, hound, harass, nag, harry, urge, goad, prod, spur
browbeat, bludgeon, bulldoze, steamroller, dragoon, prevail on, strong-arm
North American fast-talk
1‘we were tired of the hustle and bustle of city life’
activity, bustle, hustle and bustle, hurly-burly, commotion, tumult, hubbub, brouhaha, busyness, action, liveliness, animation, movement, life, excitement, agitation, fuss, flurry, stir, whirl
informal toing and froing, comings and goings, rumpus, ballyhoo, hoo-ha, hullabaloo, to-do
archaic hurry-scurry, pother
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.