hasten-v; 1 Senses

Sense Number 1: speed up the process of; move at high speed

European administrators hastened the transition to patrilineal succession.
Have we hastened the demise of the universe just by looking at it?
Riots hastened the decline of the once-vibrant corridor.
Fred hastened down the street because he was late, once again.

VerbNet: other_cos-45.4,run-51.3.2-2,rush-53.2
FrameNet: Self_motion
PropBank: hasten.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 2, 3, 4