Adjective "hustle" definition and examples

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Definitions and examples


Push roughly; jostle.
  1. 'The mayhem will then being in earnest as the gang intimidate the natives and wander through the bar hustling the bar tenders and drinking pre prepared shots - neat of course!'
  2. 'She was unbending and ordered a couple of security guards to hustle me out.'
  3. 'His son had made a decision and was hustling his father out of there as fast as possible.'
  4. 'I hustled him out of the theater to sit on a bench for a few minutes.'
  5. 'These people were hustling me along towards their car, and I had to do something about it.'
  6. 'Panic-stricken, she hustled her family away from their house before reporting the ‘bomb scare’ to the shop where she bought the computer.'
  7. 'We were kept waiting for 30 minutes or so until armed guards and other aides suddenly rushed into the foyer and hustled us out the door into a courtyard.'
  8. 'They caught it early and hustled him right over to the hospital, and he expects to be released later on today.'
  9. 'He hustled me toward the entryway that led downstairs, swung open the door, and shoved me through.'
  10. 'He goes to have a shower, while she hustles Paul out of the apartment.'
  11. 'A few minutes later, Christy hustled us to the door to get into the waiting cars, which would take us to the show.'
  12. 'Stockwell hustled into the penalty area'
  13. 'They hustled past me, and, led by my father and the doctor, went straight upstairs.'
  14. 'The students are hustling and bustling about, Ms. Hunter frantically handing back the test papers.'
  15. 'The guy is hustling every second of every round which means his opponents will not have any time to rest.'
  16. 'Coming back, retracing the path, it turned colder and we were really hustling to keep warm and get home.'
  17. 'Every crew was hustling and bustling to get their cars prepped and ready for the long day.'
  18. 'And we hustle all the way back up stairs and go to bed.'
  19. 'The streets were filled with people, hustling and bustling about.'
  20. 'We hustled to pack up our tables and bags and, holding our tents aloft, started marching.'
  21. 'I wasn't heckled, I wasn't jeered, but my wife and I did have to hustle out of there quickly so we could stop the babysitter's clock from bankrupting us.'
  22. 'I was hustling past the nurse's station on my way out when I recognized an extremely short female patient there as my old pal.'
Obtain illicitly or by forceful action.
  1. 'But hustling dollars is now a challenge faced by all museums, and patrons have always demanded a return on their investments.'
  2. 'The widespread poverty of the area made blacks all the more susceptible to the ploys of those trying to hustle them out of their money for supposed burials.'
  3. 'His days are spent hustling jobs from farmers who exploit the indigent, any-manner-of-employment seeking migrant workers.'
  4. 'There may be a mother wondering where her child is while this fellow pushes him around the streets and subways hustling drug money.'
  5. 'don't be hustled into anything unless you really want to'
  6. 'he hustled his company's oil around the country'
  7. 'You will need to really hustle, network, and make all the contacts you can.'
  8. 'Charlie is known for hustling hot dogs in operatic style at baseball games.'
Engage in prostitution.
  1. 'In 1998, he tried to be more careful about protecting himself, but he spent the summer hustling for money to pay for his apartment and for school.'
  2. 'Joey is hustling on Melrose with the transvestites and rent-boys when a limo pulls to the curb.'
  3. 'We all worried about him and hoped he'd someday be able to tell us what exactly it was, and we all had our theories - that he was living on the street, that he was hustling, etc.'


A state of great activity.
  1. 'The hustle and bustle that one witnessed every working day was not there, for it was a holiday for most.'
  2. 'The town has just been depressed, whereas it would normally be full of hustle and bustle on a Friday.'
  3. 'It's kind of refreshing as I can get away from Jakarta's hustle and bustle.'
  4. 'The journey resumes amid much hustle and bustle.'
  5. 'Both city centre streets and out-of-town shopping centres were full of shoppers over the weekend, but without the manic hustle and bustle often experienced so close to Christmas.'
  6. 'The name of the restaurant refers to the fifteen employees who attempt to cope with the constant hustle and bustle.'
  7. 'The usual hustle and bustle had been replaced by an eerie hush.'
  8. 'At the same time, another city halfway around the world well known for its hustle and bustle will soon change its noise pollution laws drastically.'
  9. 'Despite the noticeable hustle and bustle, little trade is being done.'
  10. 'Despite the crowded streets and lively nights, Hong Kong is not all hustle and bustle.'
A fraud or swindle.
  1. 'Better yet, I could skip all the hustles and put on a real money-making outfit.'
  2. 'I had to work my way up from scams to hustles to grifts to short-cons to swindles to long-cons to heists to inside jobs to stings to capers to scores.'
  3. 'As a consequence, reparations come off as a hustle and scam that would flush their hard earned tax dollars down a black hole with nothing in return for them.'
  4. 'With legitimate job prospects hampered by a felony record, many ex-convicts return to old hustles to survive.'
  5. 'In prison, while dealing with corrupt guards and prison riots, attending church services, visiting the library and working his prison job, Hart cultivated new partners and hustles.'
  6. 'What's worse, these scams give more ammunition to reparations opponents who brand reparations as nothing but a get-rich-quick hustle.'

More definitions

1. to proceed or work rapidly or energetically: to hustle about putting a house in order.

2. to push or force one's way; jostle or shove.

3. to be aggressive, especially in business or other financial dealings.

4. Slang. to earn one's living by illicit or unethical means.

5. Slang. (of a prostitute) to solicit clients. verb (used with object), hustled, hustling.

6. to convey or cause to move, especially to leave, roughly or hurriedly: T

More examples(as adjective)

"people can be hustle by welshs."

"people can be hustle."


Late 17th century (originally in the sense ‘shake, toss’): from Middle Dutch hutselen. hustle (sense 3 of the verb) dates from the early 20th century.


hustle one's ass
hustle one's butt