In the X-files, FBI agent Mulder approaches a group of downtrodden people living on the street. He loudly asks if anybody knows a recently murdered person. People ignore him, except one man. The man says he knows who the victim was and wants to show Mulder some helpful information that may help him figure out what happened. The man asks for money, and when given money by the agent, shows him a sketch of a strange creature. Mulder feels he's being fooled, and says:
Are you hustling me?
I've looked up hustle and the main meaning is similar to push. Dictionaries give swindle as a synonym, which seems to fit the context here. I'm trying to fully grasp the question so I can use it in other situations. My interpretation of hustle here is:
Are you trying to quickly get rid of me (push me away) by giving me short or false information?
If this interpretation is correct, then can I ask the same question to, say, my teacher who gives me a very short, incomplete answer to make me go away because he is busy?