hâter

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See also: hater

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From hâte.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

hâter

  1. (transitive) to speed up, hasten
  2. (reflexive) to hurry
    • 1820, Alphonse de Lamartine, “Le Lac”, in Premières méditations poétiquesfr.Wikisource:
      « Aimons donc, aimons donc ! de l’heure fugitive, ¶ Hâtons-nous, jouissons ! ¶ L’homme n’a point de port, le temps n’a point de rive ; ¶ Il coule, et nous passons ! »
      Let's love, then, let's love, then! from fleeing time ¶ Let's hurry, let's enjoy! ¶ Man has no port, time no banks ¶ It flows, and we pass through!"

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