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hustle

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishhustlehus‧tle1 /ˈhʌsəl/ verb (hustled, hustling)  1 [transitive]PUSH to make someone move quickly, especially by pushing them roughlyhustle somebody into/out of/through etc something I was hustled out of the building by a couple of security men.hustle somebody away He was hustled away by police officers.2 [intransitive] American EnglishENERGETICDETERMINED to do something with a lot of energy and determination Cindy’s not a great player, but she really hustles.3 [intransitive] American English to hurry in doing something or going somewhere We need to hustle if we’re going to make this flight.4 [intransitive, transitive] American EnglishDISHONEST to sell or obtain things in an illegal or dishonest way thieves hustling stolen goods on the street5 [intransitive] American English informalSYSEX/HAVE SEX WITH to work as a prostitute, or to be in charge of prostitutes→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
hustleCome on, guys, let's hustle!He stumbled on it, almost fell, then picked up the front of it and hustled after his friends.He was in the right place at the right time and hustling as he usually does.We hustled back to the car.I don't like answering the phone during dinner just to be hustled by some stranger.Martin seized her arm and hustled her away.Two policemen quickly appeared and hustled him out.The two men were hustled into a police van and driven away.If my wife and I hustle, it takes us fifteen minutes just to unload it all from the trailer.Plus hustling l aura Smolensky is not cheap.The five, organized by a Catholic pacifist group, Voices in the Wilderness, were hustled out by ushers.Kent were hustled out for 196.Police forced the relatives to the ground before hustling them out of Liverpool Crown Court.He was hustled up to London to have his head cut off with less mercy than we would treat a chicken.hustle somebody into/out of/through etc somethingHe made ready to step forward and hustle her out of the church.I realized I had better hustle him out of there before he was asked about his acting career.
hustlehustle2 noun [uncountable]  1 BUSY PLACEbusy and noisy activity the hustle and bustle of the market place2 American EnglishDISHONEST ways of getting money that involve cheating or deceiving people3 American English when someone does something quickly, with a lot of effort and eagerness The team has a lot of talent but no hustle.
Examples from the Corpus
hustleHe figured I had a hustle of my own going and that made us birds of a feather.He succeeded simply in insinuating himself into the lineup of Washington regulars: a huckster in continual search of a hustle.Life was terribly hectic in the city, she thought, all hustle and bustle.Williams brings a lot of spirit and hustle to the team.Hey, good hustle, Paul!Obviously, Garrett approves, saying he saw more hustle in one spring drill than he saw all last season.He had six young girls working for him and had a pretty good smoke hustle going.She enjoyed all the hustle and bustle of people and music.The Pátio is an interesting oasis in which to rest from the hustle and bustle of Funchal.The hustle and bustle of modern life occurs in the shadow of history.hustle and bustleWhere Sampras plodded, Agassi hustled and bustled through to the second round like a man in a hurry.But Tranmere were not all hustle and bustle.Life was terribly hectic in the city, she thought, all hustle and bustle.We very rarely saw the governor - especially late afternoon or evening - and there was a lot of hustle and bustle.She enjoyed all the hustle and bustle of people and music.A school-age child has trouble concentrating in the class-room because she is overwhelmed by the hustle and bustle.The Pátio is an interesting oasis in which to rest from the hustle and bustle of Funchal.I was tired of the hustle and bustle of New York.The hustle and bustle of modern life occurs in the shadow of history.
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Verb table
hustle
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyhustle
he, she, ithustles
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhustled
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave hustled
he, she, ithas hustled
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad hustled
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill hustle
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have hustled
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam hustling
he, she, itis hustling
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you, we, theyare hustling
Past
I, he, she, itwas hustling
you, we, theywere hustling
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been hustling
he, she, ithas been hustling
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been hustling
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be hustling
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been hustling
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