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Meaning of HASTEN

Pronunciation:  'heysun

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

HASTEN is a 6 letter word that starts with H.


 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



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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
          I would hasten my escape from the windy storm. --Ps.
                                                   lv. 8.
  2. \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.
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