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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR HURRY UP

So hurry up and get out of here, if you know what's good for you!

At five in the morning, he would be shaken by Martin and told to hurry up.

Mason before he's gone to the woods you'll have to hurry up.

"I hope she'll hurry up and answer," said the impatient Captain Perez.

I'll have to hurry up if I want to see 'em without spectacles.

I can wait till you get her ready—only you must hurry up about it.

Hurry up and get Kell downstairs so we can see 374 who he is.

Rose has insisted that they hurry up to the house and Don has said, 'I won't.'

Am pressing him to hurry up with his canteens at Helles, Anzac and Suvla.

I've wired the Bardsleys, telling them we've got to hurry up.

WORD ORIGIN

1590, first recorded in Shakespeare, who used it often; perhaps a variant of harry (v.), or perhaps a West Midlands sense of Middle English hurren "to vibrate rapidly, buzz," from Proto-Germanic *hurza "to move with haste" (cf. Middle High German hurren "to whir, move fast," Old Swedish hurra "to whirl round"), which also perhaps is the root of hurl. Related: hurried; hurrying.

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