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Meaning & Definition of Hustle in English

English

Hustle

/həsəl/

noun

1. A swindle in which you cheat at gambling or persuade a person to buy worthless property

    synonym:
  • bunco
  • ,
  • bunco game
  • ,
  • bunko
  • ,
  • bunko game
  • ,
  • con
  • ,
  • confidence trick
  • ,
  • confidence game
  • ,
  • con game
  • ,
  • gyp
  • ,
  • hustle
  • ,
  • sting
  • ,
  • flimflam

2. A rapid active commotion

    synonym:
  • bustle
  • ,
  • hustle
  • ,
  • flurry
  • ,
  • ado
  • ,
  • fuss
  • ,
  • stir

verb

1. Cause to move furtively and hurriedly

  • "The secret service agents hustled the speaker out of the amphitheater"
    synonym:
  • hustle

2. Move or cause to move energetically or busily

  • "The cheerleaders bustled about excitingly before their performance"
    synonym:
  • bustle
  • ,
  • bustle about
  • ,
  • hustle

3. Sell something to or obtain something from by energetic and especially underhanded activity

    synonym:
  • hustle
  • ,
  • pluck
  • ,
  • roll

4. Get by trying hard

  • "She hustled a free lunch from the waiter"
    synonym:
  • hustle

5. Pressure or urge someone into an action

    synonym:
  • hustle