verb (hastened; hastening) Date: 1568 intransitive verb to move or act quickly transitive verb 1. to urge on <
hastened her to the door — A. J. Cronin
2. accelerate <
hasten the coming of a new order — D. W. Brogan
hastener noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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