- 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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In Spain the term castellano, rather than español, refers to the Spanish language as opposed to Catalan, Basque etc. The choice of word has political overtones: castellano has separatist connotations and español is considered centralist. In Latin America castellano is the usual term for Spanish.