Definitions for: Hasten


[v] act or move at high speed; "We have to rush!"; "hurry--it's late!"
[v] of bodily processes such as fever, illness, etc.
[v] step on it; "He rushed down the hall to receive his guests"; "The cars raced down the street"
[v] speed up the progress of; facilitate; "This should expedite the process"



Webster (1913) Definition: Has"ten, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Hastened; p. pr. & vb.
n. Hastening.]
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.


Has"ten, v. i.
To move celerity; to be rapid in motion; to act speedily or
quickly; to go quickly.

I hastened to the spot whence the noise came. --D? Foe.

Synonyms: belt along, bucket along, cannonball along, expedite, festinate, hie, hotfoot, hurry, induce, look sharp, pelt along, race, rush, rush, rush, rush along, speed, stimulate

Antonyms: dawdle, linger

See Also: accelerate, act, aid, assist, barge, bring about, buck, charge, dart, dash, effect, effectuate, flash, go, help, locomote, move, move, push forward, quicken, scoot, scud, set up, shoot, shoot down, speed up, tear, thrust ahead, travel

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