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”

Source: WordNet® 3.1



hie (third-person singular simple present hies, present participle hieing or hying, simple past and past participle hied)

(intransitive, poetic) To hasten; to go quickly, to hurry.

(reflexive, poetic) To hurry (oneself).

Usage notes

Unlike most reflexive verbs, “hie” generally takes the simple object pronouns rather than the reflexive pronouns. Thus “we hied us” and “hie you,” rather than “we hied ourselves” and “hie yourself.” This peculiarity most likely arises from a sense that the poetic connotations of “hie” accord well with the archaic practice of using object pronouns with reflexive verbs.


hie (plural hies)

Haste; diligence.


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Source: Wiktionary

Hie, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Hied; p. pr. & vb. n. Hying.] Etym: [OE. hien, hihen, highen, AS. higian to hasten, strive; cf. L. ciere to put in motion, call upon, rouse, Gr. cite.]

Definition: To hasten; to go in haste; -- also often with the reciprocal pronoun. [Rare, except in poetry] "My husband hies him home." Shak. The youth, returning to his mistress, hies. Dryden.

Hie, n.

Definition: Haste; diligence. [Obs.] Chaucer.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition


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(adjective) unhurried and with care and dignity; “walking at the same measured pace”; “with all deliberate speed”

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