[ verb ] act or move at high speed
"We have to rush!" "hurry--it's late!"
Used in print(The Providence Journal...)
Instead - and not just to prove my objectivity - I hasten to report that it 's a highly amusing film which probably does a fairly accurate job of reporting on the Easter vacation shenanigans of collegians down in Fort_Lauderdale , and that it seems to come_to_grips quite honestly with the moral problem that most commonly vexes youngsters in this age_group - that_is_to_say , sex .
[ verb ] step on it
"He rushed down the hall to receive his guests" "The cars raced down the street"
Used in print(S. J. Perelman, The Rising Gorge. New York:...)
Hastening to the attic , the temperature of_which was easily hotter than the Gold_Coast , you proceeded to mask the windows with a fancy wool coverlet , some khaki pants , and the_like , and to ransack the innumerable boxes and barrels stored there .
[ verb ] speed up the progress of; facilitate
"This should expedite the process"
Used in print(Harold Rosenberg, "The Trial and Eichmann"...)
As the first collective confrontation of the Nazi outrage , the Trial of Eichmann represents a recovery of the Jews from the shock of the death camps , a recovery that took fifteen years and which is still by_no_means complete ( though let no one believe that it could be hastened by silence ) .
[ verb ] cause to occur rapidly
"the infection precipitated a high fever and allergic reactions"
Used in print(Jack Kaplan, "The Health Machine Menace: Therapy by...)
The evidence shows that fake therapeutic machines , substituted for valid medical cures , have hastened the deaths of thousands .