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hustle

hus·tle

hustle

 
pronunciation:
huh sl
parts of speech:
verb, noun
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Word History
part of speech: verb
inflections: hustled, hustles, hustling
definition 1: to work or go swiftly.
They hustled to finish the assignment on time.
synonyms:
hasten, hurry, rush, speed
similar words:
run, scramble, scurry
definition 2: to push or shove in a crowd.
We hustled our way to the front row.
synonyms:
push
similar words:
elbow, nudge, press
definition 3: to force or help to move rapidly from, into, through, or toward a place.
The owner hustled the children out the door.
synonyms:
push
similar words:
hasten, rush, shove, urge
 
part of speech: noun
definition: fast or busy activity.
We felt lost in the hustle of the market.
similar words:
flutter, hubbub, stir
Word History
Hustle comes from a Dutch word that means "to shake back and forth."