hasten


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has·ten

 (hā′sən)
v. has·tened, has·ten·ing, has·tens
v.intr.
To move or act swiftly. See Synonyms at speed.
v.tr.
1. To cause to move or act swiftly: The guard hastened him out of the room.
2. To cause to happen sooner than otherwise would be the case: negotiations that hastened the end of the war.
3. To speed up; accelerate: fanned the wet paint to hasten drying.

hasten

(ˈheɪsən)
vb
1. (may take an infinitive) to hurry or cause to hurry; rush
2. (tr) to be anxious (to say something): I hasten to add that we are just good friends.
ˈhastener n

has•ten

(ˈheɪ sən)

v.i.
1. to move or act with haste; proceed with haste; hurry.
v.t.
2. to cause to hasten; accelerate.
[1565–75]
has′ten•er, n.

hasten


Past participle: hastened
Gerund: hastening

Imperative
hasten
hasten
Present
I hasten
you hasten
he/she/it hastens
we hasten
you hasten
they hasten
Preterite
I hastened
you hastened
he/she/it hastened
we hastened
you hastened
they hastened
Present Continuous
I am hastening
you are hastening
he/she/it is hastening
we are hastening
you are hastening
they are hastening
Present Perfect
I have hastened
you have hastened
he/she/it has hastened
we have hastened
you have hastened
they have hastened
Past Continuous
I was hastening
you were hastening
he/she/it was hastening
we were hastening
you were hastening
they were hastening
Past Perfect
I had hastened
you had hastened
he/she/it had hastened
we had hastened
you had hastened
they had hastened
Future
I will hasten
you will hasten
he/she/it will hasten
we will hasten
you will hasten
they will hasten
Future Perfect
I will have hastened
you will have hastened
he/she/it will have hastened
we will have hastened
you will have hastened
they will have hastened
Future Continuous
I will be hastening
you will be hastening
he/she/it will be hastening
we will be hastening
you will be hastening
they will be hastening
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been hastening
you have been hastening
he/she/it has been hastening
we have been hastening
you have been hastening
they have been hastening
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been hastening
you will have been hastening
he/she/it will have been hastening
we will have been hastening
you will have been hastening
they will have been hastening
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been hastening
you had been hastening
he/she/it had been hastening
we had been hastening
you had been hastening
they had been hastening
Conditional
I would hasten
you would hasten
he/she/it would hasten
we would hasten
you would hasten
they would hasten
Past Conditional
I would have hastened
you would have hastened
he/she/it would have hastened
we would have hastened
you would have hastened
they would have hastened
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.hasten - act or move at high speed; "We have to rush!"; "hurry--it's late!"
act, move - perform an action, or work out or perform (an action); "think before you act"; "We must move quickly"; "The governor should act on the new energy bill"; "The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel"
2.hasten - move fasthasten - move fast; "He rushed down the hall to receive his guests"; "The cars raced down the street"
go, locomote, move, travel - change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically; "How fast does your new car go?"; "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus"; "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect"; "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell"; "news travelled fast"
barge, push forward, thrust ahead - push one's way; "she barged into the meeting room"
shoot down, tear, buck, charge, shoot - move quickly and violently; "The car tore down the street"; "He came charging into my office"
dash, scoot, scud, dart, flash, shoot - run or move very quickly or hastily; "She dashed into the yard"
3.hasten - speed up the progress of; facilitate; "This should expedite the process"
aid, assist, help - give help or assistance; be of service; "Everyone helped out during the earthquake"; "Can you help me carry this table?"; "She never helps around the house"
4.hasten - cause to occur rapidly; "the infection precipitated a high fever and allergic reactions"
effect, effectuate, set up - produce; "The scientists set up a shock wave"

hasten

verb
1. hurry (up), speed (up), advance, urge, step up (informal), accelerate, press, dispatch, precipitate, quicken, push forward, expedite He may hasten the collapse of his own country.
hurry (up) slow, delay, slow down, hinder, retard, impede, decelerate
2. rush, run, race, fly, speed, tear (along), dash, hurry (up), barrel (along) (informal, chiefly U.S. & Canad.), sprint, bolt, beetle, scuttle, scurry, haste, burn rubber (informal), step on it (informal), make haste, get your skates on (informal) He hastened along the landing to her room.
rush creep, crawl, dawdle, move slowly

hasten

verb
2. To increase the speed of:
Translations
يُسَرِّعيُسْرِعُ إلى عَمَل شيء فورا
pospíchatpospíšit siuspíšit
fremskyndeskynde sig
kiirehtääkiirehtiä
flÿtavera snar/snöggur
hiteti
hastajäktaskynda
acele etmekderhal yapmak

hasten

[ˈheɪsn]
A. VT [+ process] → acelerar; [+ sb's end, downfall] → precipitar
to hasten sb's departureacelerar la partida or marcha de algn
to hasten one's stepsapretar el paso
to hasten deathprecipitar or adelantar la muerte
B. VIapresurarse, darse prisa
to hasten to do sthapresurarse a hacer algo
I hasten to add thatme apresuro a añadir que ...
she hastened to assure me that nothing was wrongse apresuró a asegurarme que no pasaba nada
hasten away VI + ADVmarcharse precipitadamente (from de)
hasten back VI + ADVvolver con toda prisa
hasten on VI + ADVseguir adelante con toda prisa

hasten

[ˈheɪsən]
vt [+ process] → accélérer, précipiter; [+ sb's death] → précipiter
vise hâter, s'empresser
to hasten to do sth → s'empresser de faire qch
to hasten to say sth → s'empresser de dire qch
I hasten to add that ... → je m'empresse d'ajouter que ...

hasten

visich beeilen; he hastened to add that …er fügte schnell hinzu dass …, er beeilte sich hinzuzufügen, dass …; I hasten to add that …ich muss allerdings hinzufügen, dass …; she hastened down the stairssie eilte or hastete die Treppe hinunter
vtbeschleunigen; the strain of office hastened his deathdie Belastung seines Amtes trug zu seinem vorzeitigen Tod bei; to hasten somebody’s departurejdn zum Aufbruch drängen

hasten

[ˈheɪsn]
1. vt (growth) → accelerare; (steps) → affrettare, accelerare
to hasten sb's departure → affrettare la partenza di qn
2. vi to hasten (to do sth)affrettarsi (a fare qc)
I hasten to add that ... → mi preme aggiungere che...

haste

(heist) noun
(too much) speed. Your work shows signs of haste – there are too many mistakes in it.
hasten (ˈheisn) verb
1. to (cause to) move with speed. He hastened towards me; We must hasten the preparations.
2. to do at once. He hastened to add an explanation.
ˈhasty adjective
1. done etc in a hurry. a hasty snack.
2. acting or done with too much speed and without thought. She is too hasty – she should think carefully before making such an important decision; a hasty decision.
3. easily made angry. a hasty temper.
ˈhastily adverb
ˈhastiness noun
in haste
in a hurry; quickly. I am writing in haste before leaving for the airport.
make haste
to hurry.
References in classic literature ?
Uncas, topmost branch of a noble trunk, call on the cowards to hasten, or their hearts will soften, and they will change to women
One evening, at a bridal party (but not her own; for, so lost from self-control, she would have deemed it sin to marry), poor Alice was beckoned forth by her unseen despot, and constrained, in her gossamer white dress and satin slippers, to hasten along the street to the mean dwelling of a laboring-man.
Pray hasten her, for this delay has already imparted a tremor to my nerves.
Master led the way to a large hotel on the other side, and as soon as the hostler came, he said, "James, I must now hasten to your mistress; I trust the horses entirely to you, order whatever you think is needed," and with that he was gone.
Here came the entrails, to be scraped and washed clean for sausage casings; men and women worked here in the midst of a sickening stench, which caused the visitors to hasten by, gasping.
She would gladly have stopped at the door to listen, as she came out; but her mistress just then calling, she was obliged to hasten away.
Only his vote can hasten the abolition of slavery who asserts his own freedom by his vote.
Though her nephew had had no particular reason to hasten back on her account, she had not lived above sixandthirty hours after his return.
I urged my companion to hasten now and show his amiable humour, and he willingly obeyed; but ill luck would have it that, as he opened the door leading from the kitchen on one side, Hindley opened it on the other.
We only returned to the house in time to hasten away from it to the train.
He would hasten out into the darkness, and then consider what he should do with the bags.
So I hasten to add that the mood was one of brief duration, and that no cold-water arguments were able to quench the fire which those eyes had set aflame within me, no daylight philosophy had any power to dispel the dream of a face which was now my most precious possession, as I once more took up my stick and listlessly pursued my way to Yellowsands.