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quick·en

 (kwĭk′ən)
v. quick·ened, quick·en·ing, quick·ens
v.tr.
1. To make more rapid: Stress quickens the pulse.
2. To cause (a body or soul, for example) to become alive; vitalize.
3. To excite and stimulate; stir: Such stories quicken the imagination.
v.intr.
1. To become more rapid. See Synonyms at speed.
2. To come or return to life, as a soul.
3. To become excited or stimulated: Our interest in the project has quickened.
4. To reach the stage of pregnancy when the fetus can be felt to move.

quick′en·er n.

quicken

(ˈkwɪkən)
vb
1. to make or become faster; accelerate: he quickened his walk; her heartbeat quickened with excitement.
2. to impart to or receive vigour, enthusiasm, etc; stimulate or be stimulated: science quickens man's imagination.
3. to make or become alive; revive
4. (Gynaecology & Obstetrics)
a. (of an unborn fetus) to begin to show signs of life
b. (of a pregnant woman) to reach the stage of pregnancy at which movements of the fetus can be felt

quick•en

(ˈkwɪk ən)

v.t.
1. to make more rapid; accelerate; hasten: She quickened her pace.
2. to give vigor to; stimulate: to quicken the imagination.
3. to restore life to; revive: The spring rains quickened the earth.
v.i.
4. to become more rapid: This drug causes the pulse to quicken.
5. to become alive.
6. to enter that stage of pregnancy in which the fetus gives indications of life.
7. (of a fetus in the womb) to begin to manifest signs of life.
[1250–1300]
quick′en•er, n.

quicken


Past participle: quickened
Gerund: quickening

Imperative
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Present
I quicken
you quicken
he/she/it quickens
we quicken
you quicken
they quicken
Preterite
I quickened
you quickened
he/she/it quickened
we quickened
you quickened
they quickened
Present Continuous
I am quickening
you are quickening
he/she/it is quickening
we are quickening
you are quickening
they are quickening
Present Perfect
I have quickened
you have quickened
he/she/it has quickened
we have quickened
you have quickened
they have quickened
Past Continuous
I was quickening
you were quickening
he/she/it was quickening
we were quickening
you were quickening
they were quickening
Past Perfect
I had quickened
you had quickened
he/she/it had quickened
we had quickened
you had quickened
they had quickened
Future
I will quicken
you will quicken
he/she/it will quicken
we will quicken
you will quicken
they will quicken
Future Perfect
I will have quickened
you will have quickened
he/she/it will have quickened
we will have quickened
you will have quickened
they will have quickened
Future Continuous
I will be quickening
you will be quickening
he/she/it will be quickening
we will be quickening
you will be quickening
they will be quickening
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been quickening
you have been quickening
he/she/it has been quickening
we have been quickening
you have been quickening
they have been quickening
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been quickening
you will have been quickening
he/she/it will have been quickening
we will have been quickening
you will have been quickening
they will have been quickening
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been quickening
you had been quickening
he/she/it had been quickening
we had been quickening
you had been quickening
they had been quickening
Conditional
I would quicken
you would quicken
he/she/it would quicken
we would quicken
you would quicken
they would quicken
Past Conditional
I would have quickened
you would have quickened
he/she/it would have quickened
we would have quickened
you would have quickened
they would have quickened
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.quicken - move fasterquicken - move faster; "The car accelerated"  
brisk, brisk up, brisken - become brisk; "business brisked up"
deepen, intensify - become more intense; "The debate intensified"; "His dislike for raw fish only deepened in Japan"
2.quicken - make keen or more acute; "whet my appetite"
excite, stir, stimulate - stir feelings in; "stimulate my appetite"; "excite the audience"; "stir emotions"
3.quicken - give life or energy to; "The cold water invigorated him"
stimulate, excite - act as a stimulant; "The book stimulated her imagination"; "This play stimulates"
4.quicken - show signs of life; "the fetus quickened"
move - move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion; "He moved his hand slightly to the right"
5.quicken - give new life or energy toquicken - give new life or energy to; "A hot soup will revive me"; "This will renovate my spirits"; "This treatment repaired my health"
energize, perk up, energise, stimulate, arouse, brace - cause to be alert and energetic; "Coffee and tea stimulate me"; "This herbal infusion doesn't stimulate"
resuscitate, come to, revive - return to consciousness; "The patient came to quickly"; "She revived after the doctor gave her an injection"

quicken

verb
1. speed up, hurry, accelerate, hasten, gee up (informal) He quickened his pace a little.

quicken

verb
1. To increase the speed of:
2. To make alive:
Translations
يُسَرِّعُ، يَحُثُّ
zrychlit
meggyorsít
hraîa
zrýchliť sa
hızlan mak

quicken

[ˈkwɪkən]
A. VT (= speed up) → acelerar, apresurar
to quicken one's paceapretar or acelerar el paso
B. VI [breathing, pulse] → acelerarse; [interest] → acrecentarse, avivarse; [embryo] → empezar a moverse
the pace quickenedse aceleró el paso
men's hearts quickened whenever she appearedcuando aparecía ella se les aceleraba el pulso a los hombres

quicken

[ˈkwɪkən]
vt
(= speed up) → accélérer, presser
to quicken one's pace → presser le pas
(= rouse) [+ imagination, interest] → stimuler
vi [pulse, breathing, heartbeat] → s'accélérer
His pace quickened as he walked on through the forest → Son pas s'accéléra tandis qu'il traversait la forêt.
The pace quickens in Act 2 → Le rythme s'accélère à l'acte 2.

quicken

vt
(also quicken up)beschleunigen
(liter: = make more lively) feelingserhöhen; imaginationbeflügeln (geh), → anregen
vi
(also quicken up)schneller werden, sich beschleunigen; the pace quickeneddas Tempo nahm zu
(liter, hope, interest) → wachsen; (foetus)sich bewegen

quicken

[ˈkwɪkn]
1. vtaffrettare, accelerare (fig) (feelings) → stimolare
to quicken one's pace → affrettare or allungare il passo
2. vi the pace quickenedil ritmo divenne più veloce

quick

(kwik) adjective
1. done, said, finished etc in a short time. a quick trip into town.
2. moving, or able to move, with speed. He's a very quick walker; I made a grab at the dog, but it was too quick for me.
3. doing something, able to do something, or done, without delay; prompt; lively. He is always quick to help; a quick answer; He's very quick at arithmetic.
adverb
quickly. quick-frozen food.
ˈquickly adverb
ˈquicken verb
to make or become quicker. He quickened his pace.
ˈquickness noun
ˈquicklime noun
lime which has not been mixed with water.
ˈquicksands noun plural
(an area of) loose, wet sand that sucks in anyone or anything that stands on it.
ˈquicksilver noun
mercury.
ˌquick-ˈtempered adjective
easily made angry.
ˌquick-ˈwitted adjective
thinking very quickly. a quick-witted policeman.
ˌquick-ˈwittedly adverb
ˌquick-ˈwittedness noun

quicken

v. acelerar; animar, avivar, estimular.
References in classic literature ?
Come, friend," said Hawkeye, drawing out a keg from beneath a cover of leaves, toward the close of the repast, and addressing the stranger who sat at his elbow, doing great justice to his culinary skill, "try a little spruce; 'twill wash away all thoughts of the colt, and quicken the life in your bosom.
The scholars were hurried through their lessons without stopping at trifles; those who were nimble skipped over half with impunity, and those who were tardy had a smart application now and then in the rear, to quicken their speed or help them over a tall word.
From the ship, the smoke of the torments of the boiling whale is going up like the smoke over a village of smithies; and to windward, a black cloud, rising up with earnest of squalls and rains, seems to quicken the activity of the excited seamen.
Those songs still follow me, to deepen my hatred of slavery, and quicken my sympathies for my brethren in bonds.
It was no longer in Emma's power to superintend his happiness or quicken his measures.
The very sharpness of the contrast used to quicken his sense of pleasure.
Once a fireman did not hesitate to faint, leaders and front-row and back-row girls alike had plenty of excuses for the fright that made them quicken their pace when passing some dark corner or ill-lighted corridor.
As she was telling her terrible story, the eastern sky began to quicken, and everything became more and more clear.
Soon I felt the beatings of the screw quicken, and our speed increased.
But would it not be desirable to try to exert an influence upon him, to try to quicken his moral life and sharpen his sense of duty?
She only knew that Henrietta was at home again; and that Louisa, though considered to be recovering fast, was still in Lyme; and she was thinking of them all very intently one evening, when a thicker letter than usual from Mary was delivered to her; and, to quicken the pleasure and surprise, with Admiral and Mrs Croft's compliments.
Just when she would begin to feel almost self-sufficient it would quicken to a throbbing ache.