(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
v. press, rush, drive, force; hasten, speed, accelerate, quicken, facilitate, scurry. See haste, expedition.
(Roget's IV) interj.
Syn. run, hasten, speed, move, step on it*, step on the gas*, get on it, hustle, gain time, look alive, get a move on, shake a leg*, bear down on it*, on the double*, hump it*; see also hurry v.
1. [The press of time]
Syn. rush, drive, scurry, dash, push, precipitateness, hustle*.
2. [Confusion]
Syn. bustle, flurry, fluster; see confusion 2 .
3. [Haste]
Syn. dispatch, expedition, rush; see speed .
See Synonym Study at haste . v.
1. [To act hastily]
Syn. hasten, be quick, make haste, bestir oneself, bustle, rush, make short work of, scoot, work at high speed, dash on, hurry about, bundle on, run off, sally, work under pressure, hurry up, lose no time, make time, speed, act on a moment's notice, turn on the steam*, step on the gas*, get cracking*, don't spare the horses*, step on it*, fly about*, put on a burst of speed*, dig out*, dart to and fro*, race one's motor*, floor it*, shake a leg*.
Ant. delay*, lose time, procrastinate.
2. [To move rapidly]
Syn. fly, bustle, dash off; see race 1 , run 2 .
3. [To urge others]
Syn. push, spur, goad on; see drive 1 , goad , urge 2 .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
haste, speed, swiftness, rush, celerity, hustle, dispatch, expeditiousness, bustle.
hasten, quicken, pick up the pace, *step on it, rush, run, lose no time, hustle, *get a move on, zip, fly, race, speed, scurry, *make tracks, expedite, *get the lead out, *beat feet.
ANT.: slow, decelerate, delay
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I verb 1. To move swiftly: bolt, bucket, bustle, dart, dash, festinate, flash, fleet, flit, fly, haste, hasten, 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, hasten, hustle, quicken, speed (up), step up. See FAST. II noun Rapidness of movement or activity: celerity, dispatch, expedition, expedi-tiousness, fleetness, haste, hustle, quickness, rapidity, rapidness, speed, speediness, swiftness. See FAST.

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