To hustle something means to hurriedly push it along. If you overslept, you'll have to hustle out of the house to get to work on time.
Hustle comes from the Dutch word for "shake" or "toss." As a noun, a hustle is a busy, hurried scene, like the hustle of the subway at rush hour. We also call the act of swindling a hustle, because it happens so fast. As a verb, hustle can either mean to swindle someone or to hurry them, or to work hard. You can hustle someone out the door. If you hustle, you can earn good tips as a waiter.
Primary Meanings of hustle
move or cause to move energetically or busily
a rapid active commotion
sell something to or obtain something from by energetic and especially underhanded activity
a swindle in which you cheat at gambling or persuade a person to buy worthless property
v move or cause to move energetically or busily
v sell something to or obtain something from by energetic and especially underhanded activity
n a swindle in which you cheat at gambling or persuade a person to buy worthless property
- bunco, bunco game, bunko, bunko game, con, con game, confidence game, confidence trick, flimflam, gyp, sting
a complicated confidence game planned and executed with great care (especially an operation implemented by undercover agents to apprehend criminals)