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hasten

  

      vb  
1    may take an infinitive   to hurry or cause to hurry; rush  
2    tr   to be anxious (to say something)  
I hasten to add that we are just good friends     
  hastener      n  
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hasten

  
1    barrel (along)     (informal, chiefly U.S. & Canad.)   beetle, bolt, burn rubber     (informal)   dash, fly, get one's skates on     (informal)   haste, hurry (up), make haste, race, run, rush, scurry, scuttle, speed, sprint, step on it     (informal)   tear (along)  
2    accelerate, advance, dispatch, expedite, goad, hurry (up), precipitate, press, push forward, quicken, speed (up), step up     (informal)   urge  
  
Antonyms     
  
1    crawl, creep, dawdle, move slowly  
2    decelerate, delay, hinder, impede, retard, slow, slow down  

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haste, hastener, hast, handset

Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
v.
to hurry ; to hasten
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