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verb hasten pronunciation in British English /ˈheɪs(ə)n/
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present tense
I/you/we/theyhasten
he/she/ithastens
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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