hustle

I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
v. jostle, jolt, poke, prod; rush, bustle, hasten; slang, push, promote, advertise; slang, con, swindle, fleece, deceive, inveigle, lead on, take, sucker, sell a bill of goods; slang, solicit, walk the streets. See deception, haste.
II
(Roget's IV) v.
1. [To hurry]
Syn. act quickly, rush, push; see hasten 1 , hurry 1 , race 1 , run 2 , speed .
2. [To work zealously]
Syn. do a thriving business, be conscientious, make many sales, apply oneself, do a good job, press one's business, give all one's energy to, at it all the time*, keep humming*, get on the ball*; see also work 1 .
3. [To cheat]
Syn. con, swindle, flimflam; see deceive , trick .
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) v.
1. hurry 'get a move on, bustle, scramble, rush, ' hotfoot, make haste, fly, run, ' step on it, 'work like hell, 'move.
2. push shove, jostle, force, knock about, elbow, nudge, shoulder.
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I verb 1. To increase the speed of: accelerate, expedite, hasten, hurry, quicken, speed (up), step up. See FAST. 2. To move swiftly: bolt, bucket, bustle, dart, dash, festinate, flash, fleet, flit, fly, haste, hasten, hurry, pelt2, race, rocket, run, rush, sail, scoot, scour2, shoot, speed, sprint, tear1, trot, whirl, whisk, whiz, wing, zip, zoom. Informal: hotfoot, rip. Slang: barrel, highball. Chiefly British: nip1. Idioms: get a move on, get cracking, go like lightning, go like the wind, hotfoot it, make haste, make time, make tracks, run like the wind, shake a leg, step (or jump) on it. See MOVE. II noun 1. An aggressive readiness along with energy to undertake taxing efforts: drive, enterprise, initiative, punch. Informal: get-up-and-go, gumption, push. See ACTION, TIRED, TRY. 2. Rapidness of movement or activity: celerity, dispatch, expedition, expeditiousness, fleetness, haste, hurry, quickness, rapidity, rapidness, speed, speediness, swiftness. See FAST.

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