Definition of 'hasty'
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Officers beat a hasty retreat and the violence quickly spread. The Sun (2016)Good news for those who think that the government has been getting a bit hasty about releasing information. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It just goes to show that it often pays long-term investors to wait patiently and avoid being panicked into hasty reactions. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The government machine went into hasty but shrewd action. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The move irked staff and the company was forced into a hasty retreat. Times, Sunday Times (2012)He stared the larger man down until the officer beat a hasty retreat and disappeared. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Nor their determination to beat a hasty retreat downstairs for a cup of tea and a halal meat pie. The Sun (2010)But at the end of a week of hasty retreats on payday lenders and cigarette packaging such crazy symmetry sounded horribly plausible. Times, Sunday Times (2013)All too often, hasty moves cut short what could have been an increasingly rewarding ministry. Christianity Today (2000)But when he makes a pass at her, she makes a hasty exit. The Sun (2007)All concur that they found the door to the flat open, which suggests a hasty exit. Times, Sunday Times (2009)He may realise that he's been a bit hasty. The Sun (2006)But isn't this a bit hasty? Times, Sunday Times (2011)We beat a hasty retreat to the nearby town of Petersfield. Times, Sunday Times (2013)A hasty military exit risks undermining it. Times, Sunday Times (2011)I then spotted him in the corner and beat a hasty retreat. The Sun (2009)In my hasty departure from home I had missed my ordination. A Channel of Peace (1993)It turns out that I may have been a bit hasty. The Sun (2012)I think they've been a bit hasty. Times, Sunday Times (2009)I beat a very hasty retreat and the committee pretended that they hadn't seen anything. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Do I enter the loo to push the button for them or beat a hasty retreat? Times, Sunday Times (2008)On reflection you realise that you might have been a bit hasty and paid too much for something that you don't want or need. Times, Sunday Times (2008)You'll have to do precisely that - unless you beat a hasty exit from the table. Times, Sunday Times (2010)I made a hasty exit. Times, Sunday Times (2016)But commanders give warning that a hasty exit would be disastrous, especially when early evidence shows that the new approach to tackling the insurgency is bearing fruit. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The US exit was so hasty that up to 20 vehicles were abandoned at the airport and seized by rebels. Times, Sunday Times (2015)
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British English: hasty ADJECTIVE
A hasty movement, action, or statement is sudden, and often done in reaction to something that has just happened.
He had overturned a chair in his hasty departure.
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