Definition of 'quicken'

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In the second half both goalkeepers were called into action as the pace quickened. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The booted not the suited should command the attention and quicken the pulse. Times, Sunday Times (2016)We want the pulse to quicken. Times, Sunday Times (2016)But though their effects are various, these at least quicken the pulse. Times, Sunday Times (2016)I decide to quicken up the pace or slow it down. Times, Sunday Times (2017)I've had days in the Sahara when my pulse rarely quickened. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Some warm sunshine will soon quicken them into life again. Times, Sunday Times (2008)When the gap came she put her head down and quickened really well. Times, Sunday Times (2007)There are many moments here that quicken the pulse. Times, Sunday Times (2011)There are already signs of a quickening pace. Times, Sunday Times (2015)His head was spinning faster now and for some reason his heartbeat had quickened. Christopher Ross TUNNEL VISIONS: Journeys of an Underground Philosopher (2001)She covers so much ground for a small filly and quickened well. The Sun (2014)But do these goals quicken your pulse? Times, Sunday Times (2012)The second half was a little more frenetic as the pace quickened a step or two. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Once he hit his stride he quickened well. The Sun (2010)The pace is quickening and the lines of engagement are already drawn up. Times, Sunday Times (2012)He quickened up well on that ground and won going away. The Sun (2015)Action is being taken to quicken the pace of change. The Sun (2015)He quickened so well off a slow pace. Times, Sunday Times (2010)He was able to cruise, quicken and quicken again. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Yet social impact doesn't quicken the pulse. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Sadly the racing on offer this weekend probably won't quicken the pulse of star polo players or anyone else. The Sun (2014)And for good reason, since the colt quickened away from 14 opponents with uncommon zest. Times, Sunday Times (2006)To see it, quickening, life. Zindell, David The Broken God (1993)Luckily, he was on crutches on the time of our exchange and I was able to quicken away from the confrontation. The Sun (2014)

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Translations for 'quicken'

British English: quicken VERB
If something quickens or if you quicken it, it becomes faster or moves at a greater speed.
His pulse quickened in alarm.
  • American English: quicken
  • Brazilian Portuguese: apressar
  • Chinese: 加快
  • European Spanish: acelerar_vt/acelerarse_vi
  • French: accélérer
  • German: beschleunigen
  • Italian: accelerare
  • Japanese: 速める/速くなる
  • Korean: 빨라지다
  • European Portuguese: apressar
  • Latin American Spanish: acelerar_vt/acelerarse_vi


Definition of quicken from the Collins English Dictionary
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