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hurried

Pronunciation: /ˈhɜːrid; ˈhʌrid/

Translation of hurried in Spanish:

adjective/adjetivo

  • 1.1 (hasty) [footsteps/movements] rápido, apresurado; [decision] precipitado a hurried conversation over the phone una brevísima conversación telefónica we had a hurried meal and then rushed out comimos rápidamente or [colloquial/familiar] a las carreras y nos fuimos volando
    Example sentences
    • The sole sign of perturbation was in her hurried breathing.
    • A leisurely overland trip to Pusan took three weeks, hurried trips ten days.
    • Police say they wanted to clarify initial accounts which were based on hearsay, hurried details from dispatchers.
    1.2 (slapdash, careless) [work/scrawl] hecho deprisa, hecho a las carreras [colloquial/familiar]

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