Definition of haste
excessive speed or urgency of movement or action; hurry.
I left the rest of my shopping and ran for the car, knocking over a display of biscuits in my haste to dodge people and escape.
Example of haste
[From Vivaculus:]… I hasted to London, and entreated one of my academical acquaintances to introduce me into some of the little societies of literature which are formed in taverns and coffee - houses.
After they had seen her, she was in haste to get out of there and save her life.
And Abraham ran unto the herd, and fetched a calf tender and good, and gave it unto a young man; and he hasted to dress it.
And it came to pass, when the Philistine arose, and came and drew nigh to meet David, that David hasted , and ran toward the army to meet the Philistine.
And so it seems blundering in haste and repenting at leisure is no one's monopoly.
Entertainment channels were launched in haste by overlooking the media habits of the population.
For Paul had determined to sail by Ephesus, because he would not spend the time in Asia: for he hasted , if it were possible for him, to be at Jerusalem the day of Pentecost.
Gibeon was also the scene of Joshua's ‘long day’ in which the ‘sun stood still in the midst of heaven, and hasted not to go down about a whole day’.
He spun around to spot her making her way over to him; it appeared he had sped past her in his haste to get to the entrance.
I hung up the phone in haste , because I still needed to get my blades on, and fast!