Translation of quicken in Spanish:

quicken

Pronunciation: /ˈkwɪkən/

vt

  • 1.1 [rate/pulse] acelerar; [procedure] agilizar* he quickened his pace apretó or aceleró el paso the quickening pace of the changes el ritmo cada vez más acelerado de los cambios 1.2 [interest] despertar*; [appetite] estimular
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    • Now, that quickening we call interest originates in the nervous system, but is not limited by it.
    • In 1773 he became sheriff of Bedford, where an inspection of the local jail quickened his interest in the sufferings of prisoners.
    • Yet, obviously, such transference might quicken interest and offer other ways of thinking about a subject.

vi

  • 1 1.1 [rate/pulse] acelerarse; [procedure] agilizarse* her heartbeats quickened when she heard his voice al oír su voz el corazón empezó a latirle con fuerza 1.2 [interest/enthusiasm] aumentar, acrecentarse* [formal]
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    • The bandsmen, all dressed in their serious splendour, played at a determined pace, which quickened the pulse.
    • As the ‘kurathi’ started narrating her tale of woe, the pace of the songs quickened as did the steps of her dance.
    • She also urged Japan to quicken the pace of a project aimed at disposing of the huge stockpiles of chemical weapons left in China by retreating Japanese armies.
  • 2 [literario/literary] [seeds/bulb] brotar

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