There are 2 translations of hurry in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /ˈhɜːri; ˈhʌri/


  • (no pl) in all the hurry, I forgot my umbrella con la prisa or (AmL) con el apuro, se me olvidó el paraguas in a hurry I'm in a hurry tengo prisa, estoy apurada (AmL) they left in a hurry salieron a todo correr, salieron apurados (AmL) he obviously wrote it in a hurry es obvio que lo escribió a las carreras [familiar/colloquial] a young woman in a hurry una chica con ganas de llegar lejos I won't go back there in a hurry (esp BrE) [colloquial/familiar] no pienso volver a poner los pies allí he won't try that again in a hurry (esp BrE) [colloquial/familiar] no le va a quedar ni pizca de ganas de volver a hacerlo [familiar/colloquial] I won't forget that in a hurry (esp BrE) [colloquial/familiar] a mí eso no se me olvida así como así or (AmL tb) así nomás to be in a hurry to + inf tener* prisa or (AmL tb) apuro por + inf in her hurry to finish the work … con las prisas or (AmL tb) con el apuro por terminar el trabajo …to be in a hurry for sth are you in a hurry for the copies? ¿te corren prisa las copias?, ¿tienes apuro por las copias? (AmL) what's the hurry? ¿qué prisa or (AmL tb) qué apuro hay?
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    • 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.

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There are 2 translations of hurry in Spanish:


vi (-ries, -rying, -ried)

  • 1.1 (make haste) darse* prisa, apurarse (AmL) there's no need to hurry no hay prisa, no hay apuro (AmL) do hurry! ¡date prisa!, ¡apúrate! (AmL) we had to hurry over our meal tuvimos que comer a toda prisa or [familiar/colloquial] a las carreras
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    • 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.
    1.2 (move hastily) (+ adv compl) 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

vt (-ries, -rying, -ried)

  • 1.1 [person] meterle prisa a, apurar (AmL) stop hurrying me no me metas prisa, no me apures (AmL) she just won't be hurried con ella no hay prisas or (AmL tb) 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 hechosto hurry sb into sth I was hurried into that decision me hicieron tomar esa decisión precipitadamente they were hurried into signing los apremiaron para que firmaran 1.2 [work] hacer* apresuradamente, hacer* a las carreras [familiar/colloquial] we had to hurry our meal tuvimos que comer de prisa or [familiar/colloquial] a las carreras, tuvimos que comer apurados (AmL)
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    • 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

v + adv ir* de prisa, apresurarse, apurarse (AmL) hurry along now! ¡vamos, rápido or date prisa or corre!, ¡vamos, apúrate! (AmL) 1.1v + o + adv, v + adv + o [person] meterle prisa a, apurar (AmL) ; [project/task] hacer* de prisa, apurar (AmL)

hurry away

hurry off
v + adv alejarse rápidamente or corriendo 1.1v + o + adv, v + adv + o alejar rápidamente

hurry on

hurry along

hurry up

v + adv darse* prisa, apresurarse, apurarse (AmL) 1.1v + o + adv, v + adv + o [person] meterle prisa a, apurar (AmL) ; [work] acelerar, apurar (AmL)

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