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intr. & tr.v. hied, hie·ing or hy·ing (hī′ĭng), hies
To go quickly; hasten.
[Middle English hien, from Old English hīgian, to strive, exert oneself.]
vb, hies, hieing, hying or hied
archaic or poetic to hurry; hasten; speed
[Old English hīgian to strive]
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (in Scotland) Highlands and Islands Enterprise
v. hied, hie•ing hy•ing. v.i.
1. to hasten; speed; go in haste.v.t.
2. to hasten (oneself).
[before 900; Middle English hien, hyen, Old English hīgian to strive]
Past participle: hied
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|Verb||1.||hie - move fast; "He rushed down the hall to receive his guests"; "The cars raced down the street"|
belt along, bucket along, cannonball along, hotfoot, pelt along, race, rush, rush along, speed, step on it, hasten
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"
shoot down, tear, buck, charge, shoot - move quickly and violently; "The car tore down the street"; "He came charging into my office"