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.

Definitions of hasten

v move fast

belt along, bucket along, cannonball along, hie, hotfoot, pelt along, race, rush, rush along, speed, step on it
dawdle, linger
take one's time; proceed slowly
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barge, push forward, thrust ahead
push one's way
buck, charge, shoot, shoot down, tear
move quickly and violently
dart, dash, flash, scoot, scud, shoot
run or move very quickly or hastily
dash violently or with great speed or impetuosity
move precipitously or violently
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go, locomote, move, travel
change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically

v act or move at high speed

festinate, hurry, look sharp, rush
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act, move
perform an action, or work out or perform (an action)

v cause to occur rapidly

induce, rush, stimulate
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effect, effectuate, set up

v speed up the progress of; facilitate

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aid, assist, help
give help or assistance; be of service

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