Synonyms of hasten in English:



  • 1 we hastened back to Paris
    hurry, go fast, go quickly, make haste, hurtle, dash, dart, race, rush, fly, flash, shoot, streak, bolt, bound, blast, charge, chase, career, hurry up, speed up, scurry, scramble, scamper, scuttle, sprint, run, gallop, go like lightning, go hell for leather; Britishscutter
    informal whizz, whoosh, vroom, tear, scoot, hare, pelt, zip, whip, zoom, belt, beetle, buzz, get a move on, step on it, hotfoot it, leg it, burn rubber, go like a bat out of hell
    British informal bomb, bucket, shift, put one's foot down, go like the clappers
    Scottish informal wheech
    North American informal hightail, barrel, boogie, clip, lay rubber, get the lead out
    North American vulgar slang drag/tear/haul ass
    informal , dated cut along
    archaic post, hie, fleet
    [Antonyms] dawdle, crawl
  • 2 stress chemicals can hasten ageing
    speed up, make faster, accelerate, quicken, precipitate, expedite, advance, hurry on, step up, push forward, urge on, spur on; facilitate, aid, assist, help, boost
    informal crank up, gee up
    [Antonyms] delay, slow down
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