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verb     hasten pronunciation in American English
Word Forms
present tense
present participlehastening
past tensehastened
past participlehastened
  1. 1
    [transitive] to make something happen sooner or more quickly

    The government made a plea for international aid to hasten the disarmament of more than 60,000 rebels.

  2. 2
    [intransitive] literary to go somewhere in a hurry

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