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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Act or move at high speed; Cause to occur rapidly; Speed up the progress of.

Usage examples (33)
  • People hasten to judge in order not to be judged themselves.
  • It will be further observed that the criminal undertook to "hasten" to the port of departure.
  • What a stimulus package might do is hasten the process.
  • Let me hasten to add that there are delights to be had. for more
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