hasten

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English[edit]

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Originally intransitive, from haste +‎ -en (verbal suffix).

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  • (UK, US) IPA(key): /ˈheɪ.sən/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -eɪsən

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

  1. (intransitive) To move or act in a quick fashion.
  2. (transitive) To make someone speed up or make something happen quicker.
  3. (transitive) To cause some scheduled event to happen earlier.
    • 1960 February, R. C. Riley, “The London-Birmingham services - Past, Present and Future”, in Trains Illustrated, page 96:
      The decision to hasten completion of the electrification of London Midland Region main lines from Euston to the north and the subsequent diversion of some traffic to the Western Region in order to allow the engineers fuller track occupation, have focused attention on the two main routes between London, Birmingham and Wolverhampton.
    • 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.

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Danish[edit]

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hasten c

  1. definite singular of hast

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hasten

  1. Genitive plural form of hapsi.

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hasten (weak, third-person singular present hastet, past tense hastete, past participle gehastet, auxiliary sein)

  1. to hurry, to rush
    Ich hastete zur Tür.I rushed to the door.

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Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

hasten

  1. definite singular of hast