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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 has·ten /ˈhesṇ/
 (vt.)催促,加速(vi.)趕緊,趕快

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Has·ten, v. i. To move with celerity; to be rapid in motion; to act speedily or quickly; to go quickly.
    I hastened to the spot whence the noise came.   --De Foe.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 hasten
      v 1: act or move at high speed; "We have to rush!"; "hurry--it's
           late!" [syn: rush, hurry, look sharp, festinate]
      2: step on it; "He rushed down the hall to receive his guests";
         "The cars raced down the street" [syn: rush, hotfoot,
         hie, speed, race, pelt along, rush along, cannonball
         along, bucket along, belt along] [ant: linger]
      3: speed up the progress of; facilitate; "This should expedite
         the process" [syn: expedite]
      4: cause to occur rapidly; "the infection precipitated a high
         fever and allergic reactions" [syn: induce, stimulate,
          rush]