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hasten

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishhastenhas‧ten /ˈheɪsən/ verb formal 🔊 🔊 1 [transitive]CAUSE to make something happen faster or sooner 🔊 Their departure was hastened by an abnormally cold winter.2 [intransitive]FAST/QUICK to do or say something quickly or without delay syn hurryhasten to do something 🔊 I hastened to assure her that there was no danger.3 I hasten to add4 [intransitive always + adverb/preposition] literaryGO to go somewhere quickly→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
hastenShe hastened back into the corridor and slammed the door.Change is hastened by the Reform Bill.The agency hoped to hasten the approval process for new drugs.The cilia in the respiratory tract hasten the exit from the body of possibly harmful foreign material.I hasten to add that she was a business acquaintance, not a friend.I have read from cover to cover with great interest, and now hasten to enclose my subscription.Following his instruction, his party hastened to the windows.There a servant hastened to them with water in a golden ewer which she poured over their fingers into a silver bowl.We hastened toward shelter.hasten to do somethingI hasten to add that she was a business acquaintance, not a friend.Many of them built up vast fortunes under my father's regime, illegal fortunes, I hasten to add.Metaphorically speaking, I hasten to add.This was not part of the display, i hasten to add!Holy-o hastened to agree that it was.But they hasten to point out that many spend them taking their charges to exotic educational destinations.Nine-thirty to ten-thirty, stroll in St James's Park, having, I hasten to say, changed out of my uniform.The page hastened to serve Alexei, his face expressionless.Barbara hastened to tell him that she was all right.
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Verb table
hasten
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyhasten
he, she, ithastens
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhastened
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave hastened
he, she, ithas hastened
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad hastened
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill hasten
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have hastened
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam hastening
he, she, itis hastening
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you, we, theyare hastening
Past
I, he, she, itwas hastening
you, we, theywere hastening
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been hastening
he, she, ithas been hastening
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been hastening
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be hastening
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been hastening
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