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hasten


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hasten  \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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hasten  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  hasten 
  v  1:  act  or  move  at  high  speed;  "We  have  to  rush!"  [syn:  {rush}, 
  {hurry},  {look  sharp}] 
  2:  step  on  it  "He  rushed  down  the  hall  to  receive  his  guests"; 
  "The  cars  raced  down  the  street"  [syn:  {rush},  {hotfoot}, 
  {hie},  {speed},  {race},  {pelt  along},  {rush  along},  {cannonball 
  along},  {bucket  along},  {belt  along}]  [ant:  {linger}] 
  3:  speed  up  the  progress  of  facilitate;  "This  should  expedite 
  the  process"  [syn:  {expedite}] 
  4:  of  bodily  processes  such  as  fever,  illness,  etc  [syn:  {induce}, 
  {stimulate},  {rush}] 




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