hasten hasten  /ˈheɪ sən/


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


  1. Stretched so that they cover as much as nine times their original area, the dressings help prevent the formation of scar tissue and hasten the growth of new skin.
  2. No sane, educated person in Iran believes that Ahmadinejad wants a nuclear program to hasten the apocalypse, because they know his real motivation: nationalism.
  3. But let me hasten to add that we do not intend to stay in power a day longer than necessary.


  • God's punishment will destroy everything

    Michael Gawthrop of Reno asks why God has not destroyed us and what is he waiting for? Isaiah prophesied people would say this: “Let him make speed, and hasten his work, that we may see it!”
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Fernley Leader


  1. In his long-awaited speech last night, Mr. Bush called the situation in Iraq "unacceptable" but held out hope his moves would bring us "closer to success" and "hasten the day our troops begin coming home."
    on Jan 11, 2007 By: President Bush Source: Dallas Morning News (registration)

  2. Roh Moo-hyun said he would build on the achievements from the first North-South summit in 2000 and "hasten the slow march" in reconciliation between the two countries, which remain technically at war since the 1950-53 Korean War ended in a...
    on Oct 1, 2007 By: President Roh Source: Forbes

  3. "If the president would say that success in Afghanistan is our only withdrawal plan - whether we reach it before July 2011, or afterward - he would make the war more winnable and hasten the day when our troops can come home with honor, which is what...
    on Jun 29, 2010 By: John McCain Source: Times of India

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