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intr.v. (-nāt′) fes·ti·nat·ed, fes·ti·nat·ing, fes·ti·nates
[Latin festinātus, past participle of festināre, to hasten.]
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to hurry, hasten
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fes•ti•nate(v. ˈfɛs təˌneɪt; adj. -ˌneɪt, -nɪt)
v. -nat•ed, -nat•ing,
adj. v.t., v.i.
1. to hurry; hasten.adj.
2. hurried; hasty.
[1595–1605; < Latin festināre to hurry; see -ate1]
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festinate, festination - If something is hasty or hurried, it is festinate, and to festinate is to walk fast, make haste; festination is "haste, speed."
See also related terms for hasty.
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|Verb||1.||festinate - act or move at high speed; "We have to rush!"; "hurry--it's late!"|
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To move swiftly:
bolt, bucket, bustle, dart, dash, flash, fleet, flit, fly, haste, hasten, hurry, hustle, pelt, race, rocket, run, rush, sail, scoot, scour, shoot, speed, sprint, tear, trot, whirl, whisk, whiz, wing, zip, zoom.
Chiefly British: nip.
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