Word of the Day: Hustle
Hustle means to work energetically, to push, or to be aggressive in certain endeavors (e.g., playing a sport or conducting business). When used with a subject it means to urge, coerce, push or force to move (e.g., hustle something out of the way).
They had a second, stand-by offense ready to rush to the line after each practice play, forcing the regular Dallas defense to hustle and make snappy personnel replacements. (NY Times)
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He embraces the persona of the guy from the streets who had to hustle his way to the top, the little guy — 5-foot-6 at most — who couldn’t rely on innate genius to get his famous shots. (LA Times)
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2 Responses to “Word of the Day: Hustle”
@Brad K. yeah hustle has a wide range of meanings if we consider slang as well.
Hustle is also a colloquialism for an illegal or shady deception perpetrated on an unwitting victim.
And I think there is a song about a dance called “The Hustle”, too.