Definition of 'hasten'
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Not that we do that any more, we hasten to add. Times, Sunday Times (2016)And not just because it may hasten a new trade deal within the US and Britain. The Sun (2017)Too little may hasten the arrival of age spots. The Sun (2010)If we hasten we may halt them yet in the field beyond. THE WOLF AND THE DOVEThe process is hastened by heavy inputs of chemical fertiliser and pesticides. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Less secrecy might have hastened the process of learning vital lessons about policing major football fixtures. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Its move led others to follow suit and the withdrawal of the supply chain hastened the collapse of the independent carmaker. Times, Sunday Times (2008)By scrambling over the wall, visitors may further hasten its demise. Times, Sunday Times (2015)It was not her official role, she hastened to add. Times, Sunday Times (2012)A tactical change may hasten the process. Times, Sunday Times (2007)I squeezed his neck and beat on his chest to hasten the process. The Sun (2007)We can hasten its collapse, but only if we are prepared to turn our intermittent campaigns into a sustained revolt. THE AGE OF CONSENT (2003)The World Cup may just have hastened his move to the dugout. Times, Sunday Times (2014)This is one of the better establishments, I hasten to add. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Not that dress, I hasten to add. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Most people find that a relatively painless experience, I should hasten to add. How to Face Interviews (1981)Easier said than done, I hasten to add. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Let me hasten to say I don't agree with that concept. Christianity Today (2000)But, I should hasten to say. Times, Sunday Times (2014)
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Translations for 'hasten'
British English: hasten VERB
If you hasten an event or process, often an unpleasant one, you make it happen faster or sooner.
But if he does this, he may hasten the collapse of his own country.
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