hasten

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
  1. verb
    move fast
    synonyms: belt along, bucket along, cannonball along, hie, hotfoot, pelt along, race, rush, rush along, speed, step on it
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    Antonyms:
    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
    plunge
    dash violently or with great speed or impetuosity
    rip
    move precipitously or violently
    type of:
    go, locomote, move, travel
    change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically
  2. verb
    act or move at high speed
    synonyms: festinate, hurry, look sharp, rush
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    type of:
    act, move
    perform an action, or work out or perform (an action)
  3. verb
    cause to occur rapidly
    synonyms: induce, rush, stimulate
  4. verb
    speed up the progress of; facilitate
    synonyms: expedite
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    type of:
    aid, assist, help
    give help or assistance; be of service
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