Other forms: hustled; hustling; hustles
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.
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