hasten

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From haste +‎ -en.

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hasten (third-person singular simple present hastens, present participle hastening, simple past and past participle hastened)

  1. To move in a quick fashion.
  2. To make someone speed up or make something happen quicker.
    • Bible, Psalms lv. 8
      I would hasten my escape from the windy storm.
    • 2008, Bradley Simpson, Economists with Guns, page 7:
      [...] and prescribed policies and packages of military, economic and technical assistance to hasten their inevitable march toward development and modernity.
  3. To cause some scheduled event to happen earlier.

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Danish[edit]

Noun[edit]

hasten c

  1. singular definite of hast

Finnish[edit]

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Noun[edit]

hasten

  1. Genitive plural form of hapsi.

Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

hasten

  1. definite singular of hast