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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To go quickly; hasten.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To hasten; to go quickly, to hurry.
  • v. To hurry (oneself).
  • n. Haste; diligence.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • intransitive v. To hasten; to go in haste; -- also often with the reciprocal pronoun.
  • n. Haste; diligence.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To hasten; go in haste: often with a reciprocal pronoun.
  • To incite to action or haste; instigate; urge: with on.
  • n. Haste; speed.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. move fast

Etymologies

Middle English hien, from Old English hīgian, to strive, exert oneself.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Old English hīġian. Cognate with Dutch hijgen ("to pant"), German heichen ("to choke, gasp for breath"), Danish hige ("to aspire, long"). (Wiktionary)

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