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hasten

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verb has·ten \ˈhā-sən\

Simple Definition of hasten

  • : to cause (something) to happen more quickly

  • : to move or act quickly

Full Definition of hasten

has·tenedhas·ten·ing play \ˈhās-niŋ, ˈhā-sən-iŋ\

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to move or act quickly

  3. transitive verb
  4. 1 :  to urge on <hastened her to the door — A. J. Cronin>

  5. 2 :  accelerate <hasten the coming of a new order — D. W. Brogan>

has·ten·er play \ˈhās-nər, ˈhā-sən-ər\ noun

Examples of hasten

  1. His death was hastened by alcohol abuse.

  2. <hasten the activation of yeast with heat>



1568

First Known Use of hasten

1568

Rhymes with hasten


HASTEN Defined for Kids

hasten

play
verb has·ten \ˈhā-sən\

Definition of hasten

has·tenedhas·ten·ing

  1. :  to move or cause to move or act fast :  hurry <I hastened to the exit.>





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