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hasten

Pronunciation: /ˈheɪsn/

Translation of hasten in Spanish:

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • [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/verbo intransitivo

  • apresurarse, apurarse (Latin America/América Latina) I hastened back to the house me apresuré a regresar a la casa to hasten to + infinitive/infinitivo apresurarse a + infinitive/infinitivo 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?

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