Quickens Quick"ens, n. (Bot.) Quitch grass. [1913 Webster]

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  • quicken — UK [ˈkwɪkən] / US verb [intransitive/transitive] Word forms quicken : present tense I/you/we/they quicken he/she/it quickens present participle quickening past tense quickened past participle quickened 1) formal if something quickens, or if you… …   English dictionary

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  • quicken — quick|en [ˈkwıkən] v [I and T] 1.) written to become quicker or make something quicker ▪ Ray glanced at his watch and quickened his pace (=began to walk faster) . ▪ Companies are finding it hard to cope with the quickening pace of technological… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • quicken — quick|en [ kwıkən ] verb intransitive or transitive 1. ) if something quickens, or you quicken it, it happens or moves more quickly: She felt her heart quicken as the car approached. 2. ) MAINLY LITERARY if a feeling quickens, or something… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • quicken — verb (I, T) 1 to become quicker or make something quicker: the quickening pace of technological change | quicken your pace (=walk faster): Ray glanced at his watch and quickened his pace. | your heart/pulse quickens (=your heart beats faster… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • Quicken — Quick en, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {quickened}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Quickening}.] [AS. cwician. See {Quick}, a.] 1. To make alive; to vivify; to revive or resuscitate, as from death or an inanimate state; hence, to excite; to, stimulate; to incite. [1913 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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