- 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 volandoMore example sentences1.2 (slapdash, careless) [work/scrawl] hecho deprisa, hecho a las carreras [colloquial/familiar]
- 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.
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The Cortes Generales is the Spanish Parliament, consisting of two houses, the lower house or Congreso de los Diputados and the upper house or Senado. It is a legislative body, approves state budgets, and exercises other powers relating to international treaties and agreements, the autonomous regions and appointments to posts in institutions such as the Tribunal Constitucional.