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Hasten appears in the following palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):

  • Di, beg never to hasten tisane men, as it nets a hot revenge bid.
  • Nets a hero bared nullify a mix I may fill under a bore… hasten!
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The word hasten is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the verb hasten

What does hasten mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: hastened | hastening | hastens

  1. act or move at high speed
  2. move hurridly
  3. speed up the progress of; facilitate
  4. cause to occur rapidly

Alternative definition of the verb hasten


  1. To move in a quick fashion.
  2. To make someone speed up or make something happen quicker.
  3. To cause some scheduled event to happen earlier.


"Hasten" a.k.a. "Hästen" is a composition.


Hasten a.k.a. HC Vita Hästen is a Swedish ice hockey club, based in Norrköping, which was founded following the bankruptcy of a previous club called IK Vita Hästen. The team plays in HockeyAllsvenskan, the second tier of the Swedish ice hockey system, as of the 2014–15 season.

  • also known as Hästen

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for hasten

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Google preview2017/2018 ASVAB For Dummies with Online Practice (2017)

by Rod Powers

Hasten is a verb that means to be quick to do something, to move or travel in a hurry, or to make something happen sooner than it otherwise would. 5. C. Objective is an adjective that means not influenced by opinions or personal feelings ...

Google previewThe Monthly Musical Record (1890)

Die Almo- hasten is a distinct advance upon Herr Abert's earlier operas Astorga and Ekkehard.

Google previewEncyclopaedia Perthensis; Or Universal Dictionary of the Arts, Sciences, Literature, &c. Intended to Supersede the Use of Other Books of Reference (1816)

To hasten unexpectedly. — Short intermittent and swift recurrent pains do precipitate patients into ...

Google previewA Thesaurus Dictionary of the English Language Designed to Suggest Immediately Any Desired Word Needed to Express Exactly a Given Idea (1906)

A Dictionary, Synonyms, Antonyms, Idioms, Foreign Phrases, Pronunciations, a Copious Correlation of Words by Francis Andrew March

To hasten; haste. EXCITABILITY-INEXClTA— haste; urged on. EXClTABlL1'l' Y514 HURRY—LEISURE. hurry forward, HURRY-LEISURE; hurry EMOTIONZ hurry ofi with, TAKING-RESTITUTION; hurry on, Morivi-:-CAPRICE. of spirits, BILITY, ...

Google previewA Dictionary of the Old English Language (1878)

by Francis Henry Stratmann

hasten, M.L.Germ, hasten, 0. Dutch haeston, haste, hasten, festinare, Gow. 1, 336; Chauc .

Google previewA Dictionary and Glossary of the Ḳor-ân, with Copious Grammatical References and Explanations of the Text (1873)

by John Penrice

To hasten, accelerate (with acc., or with • J) ; to be hasty or act hastily (with Jo); to hurry over (with co-), as 3. Jo 75 v. 16, “That thou mayest hurry over it," viz. the receiving of the Korán from the Angel Gabriel. Jé Precipitation. Jo A calf. J-4 part.

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Usage statistics about hasten

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Hasten down the wind

Oren van Bowy waaiden er bijna af.

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Quotes about hasten

Has anyone supposed it lucky to be born? I hasten to inform him or her that it is just as lucky to die, and I know it. (Walt Whitman)
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Scrabble value of H4A1S1T1E1N1

The value of this 6-letter word is 9 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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