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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.


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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