hasten


hasten

verb

Definition of HASTEN

1
to cause to move or proceed fast or faster <hasten the activation of yeast with heat>
Antonyms brake, decelerate, retard, slow (down)
2
to proceed or move quickly <the contractors hastened to complete the project before the deadline>
Near Antonyms dally, dawdle, dillydally, drag, hang (around or out), lag, linger, loiter, poke, tarry; amble, lumber, plod, saunter, shuffle, stroll; decelerate, slow (down or up)
Antonyms crawl, creep, poke

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