Synonyms of hasten in English:


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See Spanish definition of acelerar


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, burn rubber, go like a bat out of hell
British informal bomb, bucket, shift, put one's foot down, go like the clappers, leg it
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
informal, dated 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