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hasten

Synonyms of hasten in English:

verb

  • 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;
    British scutter
    informalwhizz, 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 informalbomb, bucket, shift, put one's foot down, go like the clappers
    Scottish informalwheech
    North American informalhightail, barrel, boogie, clip, lay rubber, get the lead out
    North American vulgar slangdrag/tear/haul ass
    informal, , datedcut along
    archaicpost, 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
    informalcrank up, gee up
    [Antonyms] delay, slow down
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