hustle

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hustle

verb A regional term meaning to engage dubious and often illegal activity so as to buy or sell drugs.
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A statement said: "It is completely untrue to say that any 'mark' was an actor who was fully briefed in advance and paid to act as though they had been hustled.
Banks, lenders and investors hustled us to get a few points more in returns on their investments.
1 : to push, crowd, or force forward roughly <Officers hustled the prisoner to jail.