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”
(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
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