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hurry
American English: /ˈhəri/
British English: /ˈhʌri/

Translation of hurry in Spanish:

noun

  • (no plural) in all the hurry, I forgot my umbrella
    con la prisa or (Latin America) con el apuro, se me olvidó el paraguas
    in a hurryI'm in a hurry
    tengo prisa
    estoy apurada (Latin America)
    they left in a hurry
    salieron a todo correr
    salieron apurados (Latin America)
    he obviously wrote it in a hurry
    es obvio que lo escribió a las carreras [colloquial]
    a young woman in a hurry
    una chica con ganas de llegar lejos
    I won't go back there in a hurry (especially British English) [colloquial]
    no pienso volver a poner los pies allí
    he won't try that again in a hurry (especially British English) [colloquial]
    no le va a quedar ni pizca de ganas de volver a hacerlo [colloquial]
    I won't forget that in a hurry (especially British English) [colloquial]
    a mí eso no se me olvida así como así or (in Latin America also) así nomás
    to be in a hurry to + infinitive
    tener prisa or (in Latin America also) apuro por + infinitive
    in her hurry to finish the work …
    con las prisas or (in Latin America also) con el apuro por terminar el trabajo …
    to be in a hurry for somethingare you in a hurry for the copies?
    ¿te corren prisa las copias?
    ¿tienes apuro por las copias? (Latin America)
    what's the hurry?
    ¿qué prisa or (in Latin America also) qué apuro hay?
    Example sentences
    • Before the gold rush, the only hurry was to condemn.
    • The hustle and hurry of the job persist in a surreal atmosphere of expectation and denial.
    • The usual hurry to get to work, usual rush to beat the peak time traffic, and usual eagerness to be part of the rat race.

intransitive verb -ries, -rying, -ried

  • 1 (make haste)
    darse prisa
    apurarse (Latin America)
    there's no need to hurry
    no hay prisa
    no hay apuro (Latin America)
    do hurry! we had to hurry over our meal
    tuvimos que comer a toda prisa or [colloquial] a las carreras
    Example sentences
    • They reached the dining hall and the servant hurried ahead to push open the double doors for Cassara.
    • The two guards walked into the room, with servants hurrying back and forth.
    • Servants bustled around, hurrying to do his bidding because he had the right to lop off their heads if he had the mind to.
  • 2 (move hastily) (+ adverb complement) I hurried to correct the false impression they'd received
    me apresuré a corregir la idea falsa que se habían hecho
    she hurried after him with his umbrella
    corrió tras él para devolverle el paraguas
    he hurried in/out
    entró/salió corriendo
    we hurried downstairs
    bajamos corriendo
    hurry home, it's getting dark
    vete corriendo a casa, que se está haciendo de noche
    I hurried to the window
    corrí a la ventana

transitive verb -ries, -rying, -ried

  • 1
    (person)
    meterle prisa a
    apurar (Latin America)
    stop hurrying me she just won't be hurried
    con ella no hay prisas or (in Latin America also) apuros que valgan
    he was hurried from the courtroom/to a waiting car
    se lo llevaron rápidamente or a toda prisa de la sala/a un coche que estaba esperando
    extra police were hurried to the scene
    inmediatamente mandaron refuerzos al lugar de los hechos
    to hurry somebody into somethingI was hurried into that decision
    me hicieron tomar esa decisión precipitadamente
    they were hurried into signing
    los apremiaron para que firmaran
  • 2
    (work)
    hacer apresuradamente
    hacer a las carreras [colloquial]
    we had to hurry our meal
    tuvimos que comer de prisa or [colloquial] a las carreras
    tuvimos que comer apurados (Latin America)
    Example sentences
    • After a few minutes hurried consultation, they rushed us into the operating theatre.
    • But he is inexperienced in big meets and tends to hurry his stroke when pressed.
    • Another factor pushed them to hurry the project: the need to get their ducks in a row before they ran out of time.

Phrasal verbs

hurry along

1verb + adverb
ir de prisa
apresurarse
apurarse (Latin America)
hurry along now!
¡vamos, rápido or date prisa or corre!
¡vamos, apúrate! (Latin America)
2verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object
(person)
meterle prisa a
apurar (Latin America)
(project/task)
hacer de prisa
apurar (Latin America)

hurry away

hurry off
1verb + adverb
alejarse rápidamente or corriendo
2verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object
alejar rápidamente

hurry on

hurry along

hurry up

1verb + adverb
darse prisa
apresurarse
apurarse (Latin America)
2verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object
(person)
meterle prisa a
apurar (Latin America)

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