rush, hasten, hurry, look sharp, festinate

(verb) act or move at high speed; “We have to rush!”; “hurry--it’s late!”

induce, stimulate, rush, hasten

(verb) cause to occur rapidly; “the infection precipitated a high fever and allergic reactions”

rush, hotfoot, hasten, hie, speed, race, pelt along, rush along, cannonball along, bucket along, belt along, step on it

(verb) move hurridly; “He rushed down the hall to receive his guests”; “The cars raced down the street”

expedite, hasten

(verb) speed up the progress of; facilitate; “This should expedite the process”

Source: WordNet® 3.1



hasten (third-person singular simple present hastens, present participle hastening, simple past and past participle hastened)

(intransitive) To move or act in a quick fashion.

(transitive) To make someone speed up or make something happen quicker.

(transitive) To cause some scheduled event to happen earlier.


• (move in a quick fashion): dart, race; see also move quickly

• (speed up): accelerate, quicken, speed up; see also speed up

• (cause a scheduled event to happen earlier): hurry, rush, zoom; see also rush


• Athens, snathe, sneath, thanes

Source: Wiktionary

Has"ten, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Hastened; p. pr. & vb. n. Hastening.]

Definition: 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.

Definition: 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

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition


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