Definition of make haste in English:

make haste


  • Hurry; hasten.

    ‘I make haste to seal this’
    • ‘It was now after 11 PM and we decided to make haste and get out of the ‘security zone’ before it got much later.’
    • ‘Others were encouraged to sell by estate agents who advised them to make haste.’
    • ‘My last train home was at 00: 20 so I decided I'd better make haste.’
    • ‘Donning childlike smiles and glowing with eager anticipation, we made haste for the dining room just a few steps down the hall.’
    • ‘Hurry, Vicky, we shall make haste lest the guards be alerted of our taking leave.’
    • ‘But shouldn't we make haste? They might be looking for us already.’
    • ‘Africa should therefore make haste and come up with strategies, which will strengthen her position at a global level.’
    • ‘As for rushing things, it is wise to make haste slowly, but make haste toward this goal nevertheless.’
    • ‘This autumn devotees of the American artist Thomas Eakins will want to make haste to Philadelphia where two impressive exhibitions of his work are on view.’
    • ‘Anyone wanting to apply for the jobs would need to make haste though, as the closing date for applications is Tuesday, July 27.’