Has·ten v. t. [imp. & p. p. Hastened p. pr. & vb. n. Hastening ] To press; to drive or urge forward; to push on; to precipitate; to accelerate the movement of; to expedite; to hurry.
I would hasten my escape from the windy storm. --Ps. lv. 8.
adj : proceeding quickly or in haste; "to hastening ills a prey"-