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hasten(
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to speed something up)
a. acelerar
Increasing the heat won't hasten the cooking. You'll just burn everything.Aumentar el calor no acelerará la cocción. Lo único que lograrás es quemar todo.
b. apresurar
Add a catalyst to the test tube and see if that hastens the reaction.Añádele un catalizador a la probeta y ve si eso apresura la reacción.
c. adelantar
The Alzheimer's patient tried to hasten his death because the doctor wouldn't commit euthanasia.El paciente con Alzheimer trató de adelantar su muerte porque el médico se negó a cometer eutanasia.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
2. (to speed up)
a. apresurarse
The couple hastened to tell all their friends about their engagement.La pareja se apresuró a contarles a todos sus amigos sobre su compromiso.
b. apurarse
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
We ended our vacation early and hastened to return home.Terminamos nuestras vacaciones antes y nos apuramos a regresar a casa.
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hasten
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (general)
a. acelerar
to hasten somebody's departureapresurar or acelerar la partida de alguien
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
2. (general)
a. apresurarse
b. apurarse
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
I hasten to addme apresuro a añadir
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hasten [ˈheɪsn]
transitive verb
[+process] acelerar; [+sb's end, downfall] precipitar
to hasten sb's departure acelerar la partida or marcha de algn; to hasten one's steps apretar el paso; to hasten death precipitar or adelantar la muerte
mercifully, his limbs were broken to hasten death
intransitive verb
apresurarse; darse prisa
to hasten up the road/down the stairs
to hasten to do sth apresurarse a hacer algo; I hasten to add that ... me apresuro a añadir que ...; she hastened to assure me that nothing was wrong se apresuró a asegurarme que no pasaba nada
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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