Definition of hasten
hasteningplay \ˈhās-niŋ, ˈhā-sən-iŋ\
: to move or act quickly She hastened up the stairs.
1 : to encourage to move or act quickly : to urge on hastened her to the door — A. J. Cronin
2 : to cause to happen more quickly : accelerate His death was hastened by alcoholism. hasten the coming of a new order — D. W. Brogan
hastenerplay \ˈhās-nər, ˈhā-sən-ər\ noun
Examples of hasten in a sentence
His death was hastened by alcohol abuse.
hasten the activation of yeast with heat
Origin and Etymology of hasten
First Known Use: 1568
HASTEN Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of hasten for English Language Learners
: to cause (something) to happen more quickly
: to move or act quickly
HASTEN Defined for Kids
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