Hustle

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Hustle

A slang term meaning to cheat or otherwise earn money unethically or illegally.
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We hustled it on to the raft in a pile, and I told Jim to float along down, and show a light when he judged he had gone about two mile, and keep it burning till I come; then I manned my oars and shoved for the light.
Phileas Fogg and Fix were roughly hustled in their attempts to protect their fair companion; the former, as cool as ever, tried to defend himself with the weapons which nature has placed at the end of every Englishman's arm, but in vain.
They let him come out, poor father, without a friend to speak to him and they hustled him out of the country.