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English verb: hasten

1. hasten (change) act or move at high speed


SamplesWe have to rush!.
Hurry--it's late!.


Synonymsfestinate, hurry, look sharp, rush


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)act, move

2. hasten (motion) move fast


SamplesHe rushed down the hall to receive his guests.
The cars raced down the street.


Synonymsbelt along, bucket along, cannonball along, hie, hotfoot, pelt along, race, rush, rush along, speed, step on it


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)go, locomote, move, travel


Narrower (hyponym)barge, buck, charge, dart, dash, flash, push forward, scoot, scud, shoot, shoot, shoot down, tear, thrust ahead


Antonymsdawdle, linger

3. hasten (social) speed up the progress of; facilitate


SamplesThis should expedite the process.


Synonymsexpedite


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)aid, assist, help

4. hasten (creation) cause to occur rapidly


SamplesThe infection precipitated a high fever and allergic reactions.


Synonymsinduce, rush, stimulate


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)effect, effectuate, set up









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