Definition of hasten
be quick to do something.
This, I hasten to add, is not to cast any aspersion over the good intentions of either company, rather, it reflects what tends to happen generally in a market concentrated on a small number of suppliers.
Example of hasten
A couple of undistinguished losses hastened the end of his career.
a move that could hasten peace talks
According to a report in the Sunday Times, there is increasing concern across Britain about the way hospitals appear to be hastening the deaths of elderly patients.
After a quick phone call I hastened to the office.
As Angus Calder has suggested, ‘the effect of the war was not to sweep society on to a new course, but to hasten its progress along the old grooves.’
At 5: 57, probably hastened by a call from the crowd for more media presence, they advanced.
But his demise sparked bitter divisions, with the children of his first wife contesting his will amid allegations his death had been hastened by drugs.
But what do their faces tell us, as they hasten to their posts?
But, the lawyer hastened to add, ‘This is not intended to be any kind of specific statement.’
Experts explained that overcrowded high-rises and overusage of underground space hasten the speed of subsidence.