To hie is to move in a hurried or hasty way. It's the kind of word you are more likely hear in a Shakespeare play, like when a character demands, "Hie thee hither!"

The verb hie is extremely old fashioned, so you're much more likely to read it in a book than to hear someone say it. Still, it's good to know when you read, "Hie thee to the castle!" that it means "Hey, get a move on! Go to the castle!" It comes from the Old English word higian, "strive or hasten," from a Proto-Germanic root.

Definitions of hie

v move fast

belt along, bucket along, cannonball along, hasten, 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
Type of:
go, locomote, move, travel
change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically

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