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Verb: hasten  hey-sun
  1. Act or move at high speed
    "We have to hasten!";
    - rush, hurry, look sharp, festinate [archaic], hurry up, make haste, get a move on
     
  2. Move fast
    "He hastened down the hall to receive his guests";
    - rush, hotfoot, hie [archaic], speed, race, pelt along, rush along, cannonball along, bucket along, belt along, step on it, travel rapidly, hurry, zip
     
  3. Speed up the progress of; facilitate
    "This should hasten the process";
    - expedite
     
  4. Cause to occur rapidly
    - induce, stimulate, rush, accelerate, speed up

Derived forms: hastening, hastened, hastens

Type of: act, aid, assist, effect, effectuate, go, help, locomote, move, set up, travel