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Date: 1200-1300
Language: Old French

haste

noun
     
haste [uncountable]
1 great speed in doing something, especially because you do not have enough time [= hurry]:
I soon regretted my haste.
in your haste to do something
In his haste to leave, he forgot his briefcase.
2

in haste

written or formal quickly or in a hurry:
They left in haste, without even saying goodbye.
3

make haste

old use to hurry or do something quickly
4

more haste less speed

British English haste makes waste American English used to say that it is better to do something slowly, because if you do it too quickly you will make mistakes

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