hasten vs hurry what difference

what is difference between hasten and hurry

English

Etymology

Originally intransitive, from haste +‎ -en (verbal suffix).

Pronunciation

  • (UK, US) IPA(key): /ˈheɪ.sən/
  • Rhymes: -eɪsən

Verb

hasten (third-person singular simple present hastens, present participle hastening, simple past and past participle hastened)

  1. (intransitive) To move or act in a quick fashion.
  2. (transitive) To make someone speed up or make something happen quicker.
    • I would hasten my escape from the windy storm.
    • c. 1599-1601, William Shakespeare, Hamlet, Act III scene ii[1]:
      Hamlet:
      Bid the players make haste.
      Will you two help to hasten them?
  3. (transitive) To cause some scheduled event to happen earlier.

Synonyms

  • (move in a quick fashion): dart, race; see also Thesaurus:move quickly
  • (speed up): accelerate, quicken, speed up; see also Thesaurus:speed up
  • (cause a scheduled event to happen earlier): hurry, rush, zoom; see also Thesaurus:rush

Derived terms

  • hastener

Related terms

  • haste

Translations

Anagrams

  • Athens, Nathes, Sneath, snathe, sneath, thanes

Basque

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): (Southern) /as̺ten/, [as̺.t̪ẽ̞n]
  • IPA(key): (Northern) /has̺ten/, [ɦas̺.t̪ẽ̞n]

Verb

hasten

  1. Present participle of hasi.

Danish

Noun

hasten c

  1. definite singular of hast

Finnish

Alternative forms

  • hapsien

Noun

hasten

  1. Genitive plural form of hapsi.

German

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈhastn̩]
  • Hyphenation: has‧ten
  • Homophone: hassten

Verb

hasten (weak, third-person singular present hastet, past tense hastete, past participle gehastet, auxiliary sein)

  1. to hurry, to rush

Conjugation

Synonyms

  • eilen
  • rennen
  • stürmen

Antonyms

  • trödeln
  • trotten

Derived terms

  • hastend
  • hastig
  • herbeihasten
  • forthasten

See also

  • beschleunigen
  • herbeieilen
  • vorauseilen
  • forteilen
  • laufen

Further reading

  • “hasten” in Duden online

Swedish

Noun

hasten

  1. definite singular of hast


English

Etymology

From Middle English horien (to rush, impel), probably a variation of hurren (to vibrate rapidly, buzz), from Proto-Germanic *hurzaną (to rush) (compare Middle High German hurren (to hasten), Norwegian hurre (to whirl around)), from Proto-Indo-European *ḱers- (to run) (compare Latin currō (I run), Tocharian A kursär/Tocharian B kwärsar (league; course)). Related to hurr, horse, rush.

Alternative etymology derives hurry as a variant of harry, which see.

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈhʌɹ.i/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈhʌɹ.i/ (accents without the hurryfurry merger)
  • (US) IPA(key): [ˈhɝ.i] (accents with the hurryfurry merger)
  • Rhymes: -ʌri

Noun

hurry (countable and uncountable, plural hurries)

  1. Rushed action.
  2. Urgency.
  3. (American football) an incidence of a defensive player forcing the quarterback to act faster than the quarterback was prepared to, resulting in a failed offensive play.
  4. (music) A tremolando passage for violins, etc., accompanying an exciting situation.

Derived terms

  • in a hurry

Translations

Verb

hurry (third-person singular simple present hurries, present participle hurrying, simple past and past participle hurried)

  1. (intransitive) To do things quickly.
  2. (intransitive) Often with up, to speed up the rate of doing something.
  3. (transitive) To cause to be done quickly.
  4. (transitive) To hasten; to impel to greater speed; to urge on.
    • the rapid Stream presently draws him in , carries him away , and hurries him down violently.
  5. (transitive) To impel to precipitate or thoughtless action; to urge to confused or irregular activity.
  6. (mining) To put: to convey coal in the mine, e.g. from the working to the tramway.
    • 1842, The Condition and Treatment of the Children Employed in the Mines, page 45:
      Elizabeth Day, aged seventeen [] “I have been nearly nine years in the pit. I trapped for two years when I first went, and have hurried ever since. I have hurried for my father until a year ago. I have to help to riddle and fill, []

Synonyms

  • See also Thesaurus:rush

Translations

See also

  • haste
  • hurry up
  • di di mau

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