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Other Hasten Definition

[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"


dawdle, linger

Misc. Definitions

\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.
\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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