(en noun )
Trouble, bother, unwanted annoyances or problems.
A fight or argument.
An action which is not worth the difficulty involved.
- I went through a lot of hassle to be the first to get a ticket.
To trouble, to bother, to annoy.
To pick a fight or start an argument.
- The unlucky boy was hassled by a gang of troublemakers on his way home.
To rush or hurry.
* 1922 , (Sinclair Lewis), Chapter 12
- I’ll have to hustle to get there on time.
To con or deceive; especially financially.
- Men in dairy lunches were hustling‘ to gulp down the food which cooks had ‘ hustled to fry
To bundle, to stow something quickly.
* 1922 , (Margery Williams), (The Velveteen Rabbit)
- The guy tried to hustle me into buying into a bogus real estate deal.
To dance the hustle, a disco dance.
To play deliberately badly at a game or sport in an attempt to encourage players to challenge.
To sell sex, to work as a pimp.
To be a prostitute, to exchange use of one’s body for sexual purposes for money.
(informal) To put a lot of effort into one’s work.
To push someone roughly, to crowd, to jostle.
- There was a person called Nana who ruled the nursery. Sometimes she took no notice of the playthings lying about, and sometimes, for no reason whatever, she went swooping about like a great wind and hustled them away in cupboards.
- There is an hour or two, after the passengers have embarked, which is disquieting and fussy.Passengers wander restlessly about or hurry, with futile energy, from place to place. Pushing men hustle each other at the windows of the purser’s office, under pretence of expecting letters or despatching telegrams.
(en noun )
A state of busy activity.
A type of disco dance.
* hustle and bustle