Definition of hasten
- She hastened up the stairs.
- hastened her to the door
- —A. J. Cronin
- His death was hastened by alcoholism.
- hasten the coming of a new order
- —D. W. Brogan
His death was hastened by alcohol abuse.
hasten the activation of yeast with heat
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barrel, belt, blast, blaze, blow, bolt, bowl, breeze, bundle, bustle, buzz, cannonball, careen, career, chase, course, dash, drive, fly, hare, hie, highball, hotfoot (it), hump, hurl, hurry, hurtle, hustle, jet, jump, motor, nip, pelt, race, ram, rip, rocket, run, rush, rustle, scoot, scurry, scuttle, shoot, speed, step, tear, travel, trot, whirl, whisk, zip, zoom;
beat it, get a move on, make tracks, shake a leg, step on it;
: to cause (something) to happen more quickly
: to move or act quickly
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