hasten

I
(Roget's IV) v.
1. [To make haste]
Syn. rush, sprint, spurt, scurry, move quickly, bestir oneself, dash off, plunge, bustle, waste no time, lose no time, fly, be in a hurry, cover ground, not lose a moment, hurry, hurry up, press, press on, express, haste, flee, be on the run, skip, tear, post, scamper, pace, move speedily, push on, hie, hustle, bolt, scuttle, careen, make haste, make time, dart, trip, be quick, ride hard, leap, clip, bound, zoom, skim, brush, spring, make forced marches, whip off, whip away, jump, speed up, work under pressure, make the best of one's time, make short work of, go at full blast, go at full tilt, run like mad, march in double time, put on more speed, carry sail, take wing, make strides, go all out, trot, run wide open, pack off, pack away, gallop, make a dash for*, step on it*, shake a leg*, beat the devil around a stump*, go like sixty*, work against time*, put on steam*, hie on*, break one's neck*, fall all over oneself*, make up for lost time*, hop to it*, hop on it*, scoot*, spin*, whiz*, beat a retreat*, sweep*, bundle*, get cracking*, skedaddle*, outstrip the wind*, fly on the wings of the wind*, shoot*, bowl along*, cut along*, clap spurs to one's horse*, swoop*, wing one's way*, crowd sail*, rip*, go on the double*, stir one's stumps*, go like (greased) lightning*, go like a shot*, whisk*, go hell-bent*, burn up the road*, zip*, go like a bat out of hell*, flit*, step lively, step on the gas*, give her the gas*; see also race 1 , run 2 , speed .
Ant. creep, crawl*, plod.
2. [To expedite]
Syn. accelerate, dispatch, speed up, fillip, advance, move up, quicken, stimulate, hurry up, push, make short work of, urge, goad, press, whip on, agitate, push forward, push ahead, put into action, get started, give a start, drive on, set in motion, take in hand, take over, put on wheels*, blast off*, railroad through*, gear up*, cut the red tape*; see also speed .
Ant. defer, delay*, put off.
II
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) v.
hurry, rush, speed, race, *step on it, *get a move on, go quickly, scurry, *ride like the wind, hustle, fly, accelerate, expedite, sprint, *get the lead out, *beat feet.
ANT.: slow, delay, *drag one's feet, procrastinate
III
(Roget's Thesaurus II) verb 1. To move swiftly: bolt, bucket, bustle, dart, dash, festinate, flash, fleet, flit, fly, haste, hurry, hustle, pelt2, race, rocket, run, rush, sail, scoot, scour2, shoot, speed, sprint, tear1, trot, whirl, whisk, whiz, wing, zip, zoom. Informal: hotfoot, rip. Slang: barrel, highball. Chiefly British: nip1. Idioms: get a move on, get cracking, go like lightning, go like the wind, hotfoot it, make haste, make time, make tracks, run like the wind, shake a leg, step (or jump) on it. See MOVE. 2. To increase the speed of: accelerate, expedite, hurry, hustle, quicken, speed (up), step up. See FAST.

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