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

Translation of hurry in Spanish:


  • (no plural) in all the hurry, I forgot my umbrella
    con la prisa, se me olvidó el paraguas
    con el apuro, se me olvidó el paraguas (Latin America)
    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 (esp British) [colloquial]
    no pienso volver a poner los pies allí
    he won't try that again in a hurry (esp British) [colloquial]
    no le va a quedar ni pizca de ganas de volver a hacerlo [colloquial]
    I won't forget that in a hurry (esp British) [colloquial]
    a mí eso no se me olvida así como así
    a mí eso no se me olvida así nomás (Latin America)
    to be in a hurry to + infinitive
    tener prisa por + infinitive
    tener apuro por + infinitive (Latin America)
    in her hurry to finish the work …
    con las prisas por terminar el trabajo …
    con el apuro por terminar el trabajo … (Latin America)
    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 hay?
    ¿qué apuro hay? (Latin America)
    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 hurries, hurrying, hurried

  • 1 (make haste)
    apurarse (Latin America)
    there's no need to hurry
    no hay prisa
    no hay apuro (Latin America)
    do hurry!
    ¡date prisa!
    ¡apúrate! (Latin America)
    we had to hurry over our meal
    tuvimos que comer a toda prisa
    tuvimos que comer a las carreras [colloquial]
    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 hurries, hurrying, hurried

  • 1
    meterle prisa a
    apurar (Latin America)
    stop hurrying me she just won't be hurried
    con ella no hay prisas que valgan
    con ella no hay apuros que valgan (Latin America)
    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
apurarse (Latin America)
hurry along now!
¡vamos, rápido or date prisa or corre!
¡vamos, apúrate! (Latin America)
2verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object
meterle prisa a
apurar (Latin America)
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
apurarse (Latin America)
2verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object
meterle prisa a
apurar (Latin America)
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