Other forms: hastened; hastening; hastens
The verb hasten means to move at a high speed. If you hasten to your room, no one will know that you came in late.
Hasten comes from the word haste, which means "excessive speed or urgency." The words hurry and hasten are synonyms. Hasten can also mean "to make happen quickly," like when you open a window in the kitchen when you are cooking to hasten the room's cooling down. Hasten also means "to be quick," like when you hasten to tell everyone that the rumor going around about you isn't true.
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