Synonyms of hasten in English:


See definition of hasten


1‘we hastened back to Paris’


hurry, go fast, go quickly, make haste, hurtle, dash, dart, race, rush, fly, flash, shoot, streak, bolt, bound, blast, charge, chase, career, hurry up, speed up, scurry, scramble, scamper, scuttle, sprint, run, gallop, go like lightning, go hell for leather

British scutter

informal whizz, whoosh, vroom, tear, scoot, hare, pelt, zip, whip, zoom, belt, beetle, buzz, get a move on, step on it, hotfoot it, leg it, burn rubber, go like a bat out of hell

British informal bomb, bucket, shift, put one's foot down, go like the clappers

Scottish informal wheech

North American informal hightail, barrel, boogie, clip, lay rubber, get the lead out

North American vulgar slang drag ass, haul ass, tear ass

dated, informal cut along

archaic post, hie, fleet


dawdle, crawl

2‘stress chemicals can hasten ageing’


speed up, make faster, accelerate, quicken, precipitate, expedite, advance, hurry on, step up, push forward, urge on, spur on

facilitate, aid, assist, help, boost

informal crank up, gee up


delay, slow down