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EtymologyEdit

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

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  • (UK, US) IPA(key): /ˈheɪs.ən/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -eɪsən

VerbEdit

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.
    • Bible, Psalms lv. 8
      I would hasten my escape from the windy storm.
    • c. 1599-1601, William Shakespeare, Hamlet, Act III scene ii[1]:
      Hamlet:
      Bid the players make haste.
      Will you two help to hasten them?
  3. (transitive) To cause some scheduled event to happen earlier.
    • 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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hasten c

  1. singular definite of hast

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hasten

  1. Genitive plural form of hapsi.

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

  1. to hurry, to rush
    Ich hastete zur Tür.I rushed to the door.

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NounEdit

hasten

  1. definite singular of hast