See also: Hasten and hästen

English edit

Etymology edit

Originally intransitive, from haste +‎ -en (verbal suffix).

Pronunciation edit

  • (UK, US) IPA(key): /ˈheɪ.sən/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -eɪsən

Verb edit

hasten (third-person singular simple present hastens, present participle hastening, simple past and past participle hastened)

  1. (intransitive) To move or act in a quick fashion.
  2. (transitive) To make someone speed up or make something happen quicker.
  3. (transitive) To cause some scheduled event to happen earlier.
    • 1960 February, R. C. Riley, “The London-Birmingham services - Past, Present and Future”, in Trains Illustrated, page 96:
      The decision to hasten completion of the electrification of London Midland Region main lines from Euston to the north and the subsequent diversion of some traffic to the Western Region in order to allow the engineers fuller track occupation, have focused attention on the two main routes between London, Birmingham and Wolverhampton.
    • 2008, Bradley Simpson, Economists with Guns, page 7:
      [] and prescribed policies and packages of military, economic and technical assistance to hasten their inevitable march toward development and modernity.

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References edit

  • hasten”, in OneLook Dictionary Search.

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Basque edit

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): (Navarro-Lapurdian) /has̺ten/ [has̺.t̪ẽn]
  • IPA(key): (Southern) /as̺ten/ [as̺.t̪ẽn]
  • Rhymes: -as̺ten
  • Hyphenation: has‧ten

Verb edit

hasten

  1. Imperfect participle of hasi (to start).

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Noun edit

hasten c

  1. definite singular of hast

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hasten

  1. genitive plural of hapsi

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Pronunciation edit

Verb edit

hasten (weak, third-person singular present hastet, past tense hastete, past participle gehastet, auxiliary sein)

  1. to hurry, to rush
    Synonyms: eilen, rennen, stürmen
    Antonyms: trödeln, trotten
    Ich hastete zur Tür.I rushed to the door.

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Further reading edit

  • hasten” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache
  • hasten” in Uni Leipzig: Wortschatz-Lexikon
  • hasten” in Duden online
  • hasten” in OpenThesaurus.de

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hasten

  1. definite singular of hast