To shake together in confusion; to push, jostle, or crowd rudely; to handle roughly; as, to hustle a person out of a room.
- To move or act energetically and rapidly: We hustled to get dinner ready on time.
- To push or force one's way.
- To act aggressively, especially in business dealings.
- Slang To obtain something by deceitful or illicit means; practice theft or swindling.
- Slang To solicit customers. Used of a pimp or prostitute.
- Slang To misrepresent one's ability in order to deceive someone, especially in gambling.
- To push or convey in a hurried or rough manner: hustled the prisoner into a van.
- To cause or urge to proceed quickly; hurry: hustled the board into a quick decision.
- Slang To sell or get by questionable or aggressive means: hustled stolen watches; hustling spare change.
- Slang To pressure into buying or doing something: a barfly hustling the other customers for drinks.
- Slang To misrepresent one's skill in (a game or activity) in order to deceive someone, especially in gambling: hustle pool.
- The act or an instance of jostling or shoving.
- Energetic activity; drive.
- Slang An illicit or unethical way of doing business or obtaining money; a fraud or deceit: "the most dangerous and wide-open drug hustle of them all” ( Newsweek).