动词过去式:hastened 过去分词:hastened 现在分词:hastening 第三人称单数:hastens
1 [Ipr, Ip, It] move or act with speed; hurry 急忙; 赶快
*He hastened (away) to the office. 他急急忙忙到办公室去了.
* I have important news for you good news, I hasten to add. 我有重要消息要告诉你--是好消息, 我得赶紧补充一句.
2 [Tn] cause (sth) to be done or to happen earlier 催促; 促进
*Artificial heating hastens the growth of plants. 人工供暖能促进植物生长.
v formal [T]
to make something happen faster or sooner Their departure was hastened by an abnormally cold winter. [I]
to do or say something quickly or without delay
= hurryhasten to do sth I hastened to assure her that there was no danger.I hasten to add
used when you realize that what you have said may not have been understood correctly an exhausting course, which, I hasten to add, was also great fun [I always + adverb/preposition]literary
to go somewhere quickly