Share this entry
hurry-up Syllabification: hur·ry-up
Pronunciation: /ˈhərēəp/

Definition of hurry-up in English:


[attributive] US informal
Showing, involving, or requiring haste or urgency: the hurry-up atmosphere of the court contributed to the mistake
More example sentences
  • 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.
Definition of hurry-up in:
Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Related Words