Share this entry

hasten
American English: /ˈheɪs(ə)n/
British English: /ˈheɪs(ə)n/

Translation of hasten in Spanish:

transitive verb

  • (process)
    acelerar
    (defeat/death)
    adelantar
    Example sentences
    • In December 1889, Parnell became involved in a divorce that was to end his political influence and the trauma of this divorce probably hastened his early death.
    • A couple of undistinguished losses hastened the end of his career.
    • Experts explained that overcrowded high-rises and overusage of underground space hasten the speed of subsidence.

intransitive verb

  • apresurarse
    apurarse (Latin America)
    I hastened back to the house
    me apresuré a regresar a la casa
    to hasten to + infinitive
    apresurarse a + infinitive
    I paid for it myself, she hastened to add
    —lo pagué yo —se apresuró a decir
    not that I've got anything against her, I hasten to add
    no es que tenga nada contra ella, que conste
    Example sentences
    • The fat man scrambled up and hastened away, helped along by the boot of Magdalena.
    • There is nothing more to say about this damnable road; it is best to hasten along it if one must, and to turn off it as soon as one may.
    • But what do their faces tell us, as they hasten to their posts?

Definition of hasten in:

Share this entry

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

QUIZ


    Next Score: