1. a swindle in which you cheat at gambling or persuade a person to buy worthless property;
[syn: bunco, bunco game, bunko, bunko game, con, confidence trick, confidence game, con game, gyp, hustle, sting, flimflam]
2. a rapid active commotion;
[syn: bustle, hustle, flurry, ado, fuss, stir]
1. cause to move furtively and hurriedly;
- Example: "The secret service agents hustled the speaker out of the amphitheater"
2. move or cause to move energetically or busily;
- Example: "The cheerleaders bustled about excitingly before their performance"
[syn: bustle, bustle about, hustle]
3. sell something to or obtain something from by energetic and especially underhanded activity;
[syn: hustle, pluck, roll]
4. get by trying hard;
- Example: "she hustled a free lunch from the waiter"
5. pressure or urge someone into an action;
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Hustle \Hus"tle\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Hustled; p. pr. & vb. n. Hustling.] [D. hustelen to shake, fr. husten to shake. Cf. Hotchpotch.] To shake together in confusion; to push, jostle, or crowd rudely; to handle roughly; as, to hustle a person out of a room. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Hustle \Hus"tle\, v. i. To push or crows; to force one's way; to move hustily and with confusion; a hurry. [1913 Webster] Leaving the king, who had hustled along the floor with his dress worfully arrayed. --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster]WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
hustle n 1: a swindle in which you cheat at gambling or persuade a person to buy worthless property [syn: bunco, bunco game, bunko, bunko game, con, confidence trick, confidence game, con game, gyp, hustle, sting, flimflam] 2: a rapid active commotion [syn: bustle, hustle, flurry, ado, fuss, stir] v 1: cause to move furtively and hurriedly; "The secret service agents hustled the speaker out of the amphitheater" 2: move or cause to move energetically or busily; "The cheerleaders bustled about excitingly before their performance" [syn: bustle, bustle about, hustle] 3: sell something to or obtain something from by energetic and especially underhanded activity [syn: hustle, pluck, roll] 4: get by trying hard; "she hustled a free lunch from the waiter" 5: pressure or urge someone into an actionMoby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
276 Moby Thesaurus words for "hustle": Charleston, Highland fling, Lambeth Walk, Mexican hat dance, Portland fancy, Virginia reel, Watusi, accelerate, action, activity, adventuresomeness, adventurousness, aggression, aggressiveness, allemande, ambitiousness, assault, barn dance, bear, bear upon, bearing, belly dance, bob, bobble, bolero, boogaloo, boost, bounce, bourree, boutade, branle, breakdown, buck, buffeting, bull, bulldoze, bump, bump against, bundle, bunny hop, bunt, bustle, butt, butt against, cakewalk, can-can, celerity, cha-cha, chase, chatter, chonchina, clog, coerce, conga, cotillion, country dance, courante, cram, crowd, dash, dash off, dash on, didder, dig, dispatch, do double duty, double-time, drive, drive on, dust, dynamism, eject, elbow, elbowing, elucubrate, enterprise, enterprisingness, expedite, expedition, expeditiousness, falter, fan dance, fandango, festinate, flamenco, fling, flurry, flutter, fly, folk dance, force, forcefulness, forge ahead, forward, fox trot, galliard, gavotte, german, get going, get moving, get-up-and-get, get-up-and-go, getup, go, go ahead, go all out, go-ahead, go-getting, go-to-itiveness, goad, gumption, haste, hasten, hasten on, have an ague, head, helter-skelter, hie on, hit the ball, hokey-pokey, hootchy-kootchy, hopak, hornpipe, hotfoot, hula, hula-hula, hurry, hurry along, hurry on, hurry through, hurry up, hurry-scurry, hurtle, hustle up, initiative, interpretative dance, jab, jactitate, jam, jar, jarring, jig, jog, joggle, jolt, jostle, jostling, jounce, jump, kola, lancers, leap, limbo, lindy, lose no time, lucubrate, make haste, make things hum, mambo, mazurka, minuet, monkey, move quickly, movement, nip, nudge, nudging, overwork, ox dance, pachanga, pas de deux, pas seul, paso doble, passamezzo, peabody, pile drive, plunge, poke, polka, polonaise, post, pour it on, precipitate, press, press on, pressure, prod, punch, push, push on, push through, pushfulness, pushiness, pushing, pushingness, quadrille, quake, quaver, quicken, quiver, race, railroad through, rain dance, ram, ram down, rattle, reel, rigadoon, rumba, run, run against, rush, rush along, rush through, rustle, samba, scamper, scramble, scratch, scurry, scuttle, shake, shimmy, shiver, shock, shoot ahead, shoulder, shove, shoving, shudder, slave, snake dance, speed, speed along, speed up, speediness, spirit, sprint, spunk, spur, spurt, square dance, stampede, step lively, stir, strathspey, stress, sweat, swiftness, swim, sword dance, tamp, tango, tap dance, tarantella, tear, thrust, tremble, trepak, turkey trot, twist, twitter, up-and-comingness, urge, valse, venturesomeness, venturousness, vibrate, waltz, war dance, whip, whip along, wobble, work hard, work late, work overtime