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quicken
American English: /ˈkwɪkən/
British English: /ˈkwɪk(ə)n/

Translation of quicken in Spanish:

transitive verb

  • 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
    Example sentences
    • 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
    (interest)
    despertar
    (appetite)
    estimular
    Example sentences
    • 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.

intransitive verb

  • 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)
    acrecentarse [formal]
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