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Meaning of hasten by Wiktionary Dictionary

hasten


    Etymology

    haste +‎ -en

    Pronunciation

    • ( UK, US ) IPA: /ˈheɪs.ən/
    • Rhymes: -eɪsən

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Explanation of hasten by Wordnet Dictionary

hasten


    Verb
    1. act or move at high speed

    2. cause to occur rapidly

    3. move fast

    4. speed up the progress of



    Definition of hasten by GCIDE Dictionary

    hasten


    1. Hasten ( hās'n ), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Hastened ( hās'nd ); p. pr. & vb. n. Hastening ( hās'nĭng ).] To press; to drive or urge forward; to push on; to precipitate; to accelerate the movement of; to expedite; to hurry.

      I would hasten my escape from the windy storm. Ps. lv. 8.

    2. Hasten, v. i. To move with celerity; to be rapid in motion; to act speedily or quickly; to go quickly.

      I hastened to the spot whence the noise came. De Foe.