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A transmission gear or set of gears in a motor vehicle:
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  1. A transmission gear or set of gears in a motor vehicle:
  2. The state of being in rapid motion; rapidity:
  3. The act of moving rapidly:
(Physics) A measure of the velocity of a particle in a beam relative to the beam#s axis
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  1. (Physics) A measure of the velocity of a particle in a beam relative to the beam#s axis
  2. (Physics) A measure of velocity relative to the speed of light
  3. Speed, swiftness; the condition of being rapid
A journey undertaken by a group of people with a definite objective:
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  1. A journey undertaken by a group of people with a definite objective:
  2. A sending forth or starting out on a journey, voyage, march, etc. for some definite purpose, as exploration or battle
  3. Speed or promptness in performance.
A written message, particularly an official communication, sent with speed.
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  1. A written message, particularly an official communication, sent with speed.
  2. Efficient speed; promptness
  3. Speed in performance or movement.
The characteristic of being rapid.
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  1. The characteristic of being rapid.
A hurrying or being hurried; rush; urgency
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  1. A hurrying or being hurried; rush; urgency
  2. Eagerness to do, act, go, etc. quickly
  3. Activity or motion that is often unduly hurried; haste:
The state of being swift
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An arduous hike or climb over rough terrain.
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  1. An arduous hike or climb over rough terrain.
  2. (Sports) A swift takeoff of military aircraft in response to an alert or attack.
  3. A hard, hurried climb or advance, as over rough, difficult ground
  1. An excited activity; a stir.
  2. (Computing) A cover to protect and hide the back panel of a computer or other office machine.
  3. Excited and often noisy activity; a stir.
A short run or race
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  1. A short run or race
  2. The act or sound of scurrying
  3. The noise produced by scurrying.
A hastening or acceleration, especially one that is sudden or unexpected:
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  1. A hastening or acceleration, especially one that is sudden or unexpected:
  2. (Figuratively) Unwise or rash rapidity; sudden haste.
  3. (Meteorology) Any or all of the forms of water particles, whether liquid or solid, that fall from the atmosphere (e.g., rain, hail, snow or sleet). It is a major class of hydrometeor, but it is distinguished from cloud, fog, dew, rime, frost, etc., in that it must fall. It is distinguished from cloud and virga in that it must reach the ground.
A stirring mass, as of leaves or dust; a shower.
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  1. A stirring mass, as of leaves or dust; a shower.
  2. A short period of active trading, as on a stock exchange.
  3. A brief fluctuation in stock market prices or increase in trading
Alternative spelling of hurlyburly.
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  1. Alternative spelling of hurlyburly.
  2. Noisy confusion; tumult.
  3. (Archaic) A noisy and disorderly tumult and confusion, especially as of battle.
The quality or condition of being impetuous.
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  1. The quality or condition of being impetuous.
  2. An impetuous act.
  3. An impetuous action or feeling
A kind of bucket, usually with a wide lip, used for pouring coal on a fire
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  1. A kind of bucket, usually with a wide lip, used for pouring coal on a fire
  2. An opening in a wall or roof, fitted with a lid or cover
  3. A small opening or hatch with a movable lid in the deck or hull of a ship or in the roof, wall, or floor of a building.
(Countable) Result of being impetuous; arbitrary decisions.
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  1. (Countable) Result of being impetuous; arbitrary decisions.
  2. (Uncountable) The state or quality of being impetuous; making arbitrary decisions.
The quality of being foolhardy.
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The state of being untimely.
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The state of being hurried.
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The act of scampering
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  1. The act of scampering
  2. A quick light run or movement.
The communications media considered as a whole, especially the agencies that collect, publish, transmit, or broadcast news and other information to the public:
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  1. The communications media considered as a whole, especially the agencies that collect, publish, transmit, or broadcast news and other information to the public:
  2. An act of pressing down or applying pressure:
  3. A printing press.
The state or quality of being reckless or heedless, of taking unnecessary risks.
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  1. The state or quality of being reckless or heedless, of taking unnecessary risks.
A press, as of business or traffic, necessitating unusual haste or effort
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  1. A press, as of business or traffic, necessitating unusual haste or effort
  2. An English occupational surname for someone who made things from rushes.
  3. The act or an instance of rushing; specif., an eager movement of many people, as to do something or to get to a place
The characteristic of being hasty.
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  1. The characteristic of being hasty.
The quality of being incautious.
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  1. The quality of being incautious.
  2. Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
The state or quality of being irrational.
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  1. The state or quality of being irrational.
  2. The quality or state of being irrational; want of the faculty or the quality of reason; fatuity.
  3. Something which is irrational or brought forth by irrational action, judgement, idea or thought.
Expediency.
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  1. Expediency.
  2. (Obsolete) Speed; haste.
The state of being giddy.
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A being precipitate; great haste; rashness
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  1. A being precipitate; great haste; rashness
  2. Suddenness; excessive haste.
  3. Action or thought marked by impulsiveness or rash haste.
Lack of patience
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  1. Lack of patience
  2. Annoyance because of delay, opposition, etc.
  3. Restless eagerness to do something, go somewhere, etc.
A dive or downward leap
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  1. A dive or downward leap
  2. The act or an instance of plunging:
  3. (Informal) A heavy, rash investment or speculation
Lack of restraint; the quality of being unrestrained.
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  1. Lack of restraint; the quality of being unrestrained.
  2. Lack of or freedom from restraint.
The state or quality of being testy.
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  1. The state or quality of being testy.
Speed, swiftness; the condition of being rapid
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  1. Speed, swiftness; the condition of being rapid
  2. (Physics) A measure of the velocity of a particle in a beam relative to the beam#s axis
  3. (Physics) A measure of velocity relative to the speed of light
An exciting or being excited
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  1. An exciting or being excited
  2. The act or process of exciting or an instance of it.
  3. The activity produced in an organ, tissue, or cell of the body that is caused by stimulation, especially by a nerve or neuron.
The quality of being fretful
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  1. A sudden, violent expression of emotion or activity
  2. A sudden release, as of feeling, energy, noise, etc.
  3. A sudden, violent display, as of activity or emotion:
The state of being abrupt or broken; craggedness; ruggedness; steepness. [First attested in the early 17th century.]
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  1. The state of being abrupt or broken; craggedness; ruggedness; steepness. [First attested in the early 17th century.]
The use or assignment of funds, especially from a trust fund, before they are legitimately available for use.
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  1. The use or assignment of funds, especially from a trust fund, before they are legitimately available for use.
  2. Action taken in order to prevent or counteract something:
  3. (Music) Introduction on a weak beat of one note of a new chord before the previous chord is resolved.
Shot in the dark
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Any vapor, fume, mist, etc. resembling smoke
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  1. Any vapor, fume, mist, etc. resembling smoke
  2. The vaporous system made up of small particles of carbonaceous matter in the air, resulting mainly from the burning of organic material, such as wood or coal.
  3. The act of smoking a form of tobacco:
The habit of adhering to a designated time.
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  1. The habit of adhering to a designated time.
  2. The habit or characteristic of doing things without delay.
The quality of being prompt; promptness
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  1. The quality of being prompt; promptness
A news story sent to a newspaper or broadcaster, as by a correspondent
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  1. A news story sent to a newspaper or broadcaster, as by a correspondent
  2. The act of putting to death.
  3. A written message, particularly an official communication, sent with speed.
Swiftness of action or motion; speed.
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  1. Swiftness of action or motion; speed.
  2. Swiftness in acting or moving; speed
A written message, particularly an official communication, sent with speed.
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  1. A written message, particularly an official communication, sent with speed.
  2. Efficient speed; promptness
  3. Speed in performance or movement.
A journey undertaken by a group of people with a definite objective:
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  1. A journey undertaken by a group of people with a definite objective:
  2. A sending forth or starting out on a journey, voyage, march, etc. for some definite purpose, as exploration or battle
  3. Speed or promptness in performance.
The quality of being fleet
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A hurrying or being hurried; rush; urgency
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  1. A hurrying or being hurried; rush; urgency
  2. Eagerness to do, act, go, etc. quickly
  3. Activity or motion that is often unduly hurried; haste:
Energetic activity; drive.
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  1. Energetic activity; drive.
  2. (Informal) Energetic action or effort; drive
  3. (Slang) A way of making money, esp. a dishonest way
(Physics) A measure of the velocity of a particle in a beam relative to the beam#s axis
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  1. (Physics) A measure of the velocity of a particle in a beam relative to the beam#s axis
  2. (Physics) A measure of velocity relative to the speed of light
  3. Speed, swiftness; the condition of being rapid
The characteristic of being rapid.
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  1. The characteristic of being rapid.
A transmission gear or set of gears in a motor vehicle:
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  1. A transmission gear or set of gears in a motor vehicle:
  2. The state of being in rapid motion; rapidity:
  3. The act of moving rapidly:
The property of being fast; swiftness.
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The state of being swift
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The characteristic of being hasty.
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  1. The characteristic of being hasty.
The state of being hurried.
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A being precipitate; great haste; rashness
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  1. A being precipitate; great haste; rashness
  2. Suddenness; excessive haste.
  3. Action or thought marked by impulsiveness or rash haste.
The state of being precipitate; hastiness. [from 17th c.]
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  1. The state of being precipitate; hastiness. [from 17th c.]
  1. (Figuratively) Unwise or rash rapidity; sudden haste.
  2. (Meteorology) Any or all of the forms of water particles, whether liquid or solid, that fall from the atmosphere (e.g., rain, hail, snow or sleet). It is a major class of hydrometeor, but it is distinguished from cloud, fog, dew, rime, frost, etc., in that it must fall. It is distinguished from cloud and virga in that it must reach the ground.
  3. A precipitating or being precipitated; specif., a headlong fall or rush
The act or an instance of rushing; specif., an eager movement of many people, as to do something or to get to a place
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  1. The act or an instance of rushing; specif., an eager movement of many people, as to do something or to get to a place
  2. A surge or release of emotion:
  3. A rapid, often noisy flow or passage:
(Archaic) To shoot (an arrow, etc.)
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  1. (Archaic) To shoot (an arrow, etc.)
  2. To arrange or roll (lengths of cloth, for example) on or in a bolt.
  3. To start suddenly and run away:
(Brit.) To ride (a horse) at a fast pace
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  1. (Brit.) To ride (a horse) at a fast pace
  2. To hold, carry, or put in a bucket:
  3. To move or drive rapidly or recklessly
To hurry busily or with much fuss and bother
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  1. To hurry busily or with much fuss and bother
  2. To move or cause to move energetically and busily.
  3. To move busily and energetically with fussiness (often followed by about).
To shoot (an animal, for example) with a dart, especially to inject a drug.
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  1. To shoot (an animal, for example) with a dart, especially to inject a drug.
  2. To move suddenly and fast
  3. To move suddenly and rapidly:
To throw so as to break; smash
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  1. To throw so as to break; smash
  2. To move swiftly or impetuously; rush
  3. To write hastily. Often used with off :
To hasten.
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  1. To hasten.
  2. To hurry; speed
To appear or occur suddenly:
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  1. To appear or occur suddenly:
  2. To move or proceed rapidly:
  3. (Slang) To think of or remember something suddenly:
(Naut.) To change the position of (a rope, pulley block, etc.)
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  1. (Naut.) To change the position of (a rope, pulley block, etc.)
  2. To move swiftly; flit; fly
  3. To cause (time) to pass quickly.
(Brit., Informal) To leave quickly, as to escape creditors
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  1. (Brit., Informal) To leave quickly, as to escape creditors
  2. (Scot., North Eng.) To move to other quarters, esp. by stealth
  3. To move quickly from one condition or location to another.
To run away from; flee from; avoid
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  1. To run away from; flee from; avoid
  2. To move through the air by using wings, as a bird does
  3. Any of numerous insects of the order Diptera, having one pair of wings and large compound eyes. Flies include the houseflies, horseflies, and mosquitoes.
To cause to move or act swiftly:
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  1. To cause to move or act swiftly:
  2. To move in a quick fashion.
  3. To cause to be or come faster; speed up; accelerate
To speed the progress or completion of; expedite:
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  1. To speed the progress or completion of; expedite:
  2. To move or act with haste; move faster than is comfortable or natural
  3. To cause to move or act more rapidly or too rapidly; drive, move, send, force, or carry with haste
To misrepresent one's skill in (a game or activity) in order to deceive someone, especially in gambling:
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  1. To misrepresent one's skill in (a game or activity) in order to deceive someone, especially in gambling:
  2. (Slang) To get, sell, victimize, etc. by aggressive, often dishonest means
  3. To move or act energetically and rapidly:
To strike or assail repeatedly with thrown objects:
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  1. To strike or assail repeatedly with thrown objects:
  2. To throw things at; strike with or as with missiles
  3. To move at a vigorous gait:
To cause (an engine with the gears disengaged, for example) to run swiftly or too swiftly.
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  1. To cause (an engine with the gears disengaged, for example) to run swiftly or too swiftly.
  2. Any of several extensive human populations associated with broadly defined regions of the world and distinguished from one another on the basis of inheritable physical characteristics, traditionally conceived as including such traits as pigmentation, hair texture, and facial features. Because the number of genes responsible for such physical variations is tiny in comparison to the size of the human genome and because genetic variation among members of a traditionally recognized racial group is generally as great as between two such groups, most scientists now consider race to be primarily a social rather than a scientific concept.
  3. To enter or run (a horse, etc.) in a race
To carry by means of a rocket.
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  1. To carry by means of a rocket.
  2. To soar or rise rapidly:
  3. A vehicle or device propelled by one or more rocket engines, especially such a vehicle designed to travel through space.
To cause to function; operate:
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  1. To cause to function; operate:
  2. To sew with a continuous line of stitches:
  3. (Nautical) To sail or steer before the wind or on an indicated course:
(Football) To run toward (a passer or kicker) in order to block or disrupt a play.
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  1. (Football) To run toward (a passer or kicker) in order to block or disrupt a play.
  2. To cause to move rapidly:
  3. (Football) To run with (the ball) after a direct snap from the center or after a handoff or pitchout
(Informal) To move or proceed quickly
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  1. (Informal) To move or proceed quickly
  2. To throw or otherwise propel (something) in a way that causes it to glide, float, or move steadily through the air
  3. (Nautical) To move across the surface of water, especially by means of a sailing vessel.
To ride on a scooter.
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  1. To ride on a scooter.
  2. To move or slide (something) quickly
  3. To walk fast; to go quickly; to run away hastily.
To clean things by vigorous rubbing and polishing
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  1. To clean things by vigorous rubbing and polishing
  2. To move swiftly; scurry.
  3. To remove as if by cleaning; sweep away; get rid of
(--- Slang) To give, send, or hand quickly:
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  1. (--- Slang) To give, send, or hand quickly:
  2. (--- Informal) To use up or waste (time, money, etc.)
  3. (Games, Sports) To hit, kick, throw, drive, or propel (a ball, marble, etc.) toward the objective
The ratio of the distance traveled by an object (regardless of its direction) to the time required to travel that distance.
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  1. The ratio of the distance traveled by an object (regardless of its direction) to the time required to travel that distance.
  2. To drive at a speed exceeding a legal limit:
  3. To cause to move or proceed quickly; hasten:
To run or race at full speed, esp. for a short distance
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  1. To run or race at full speed, esp. for a short distance
  2. To move rapidly or at top speed for a brief period, as in running or swimming.
To pull apart or separate into pieces by force; rip or rend (cloth, paper, etc.)
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  1. To pull apart or separate into pieces by force; rip or rend (cloth, paper, etc.)
  2. To become torn:
  3. To move violently or with speed; dash
To cause to move at a trot.
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  1. To cause to move at a trot.
  2. To cause to go at a trot
  3. To move quickly; hurry; run
To move, go, drive, etc. swiftly
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  1. To move, go, drive, etc. swiftly
  2. To move rapidly in a circular manner or as in an orbit; circle swiftly
  3. To move, carry, drive, etc. with a rotating motion
To whip (egg whites, cream, etc.)
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  1. To whip (egg whites, cream, etc.)
  2. To move quickly, nimbly, or briskly
  3. To move, remove, carry, brush (away, off, out, etc.) forcefully and speedily, as with a quick, sweeping motion
To throw or spin rapidly:
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  1. To throw or spin rapidly:
  2. To move or do something quickly:
  3. To move swiftly with or as with a buzzing or hissing sound
To throw or propel (a ball, for example) through the air.
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  1. To throw or propel (a ball, for example) through the air.
  2. One of a pair of specialized parts used for flying, as in birds, bats, or insects.
  3. To say or do (something) without preparation or forethought; improvise:
(Informal) To move or propel something with speed and force
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  1. (Informal) To move or propel something with speed and force
  2. To move or act with a speed that suggests such a sound:
  3. To cause to move with speed and force:
(Computers) To cause text or other graphics in a window or frame to appear larger on the screen.
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  1. (Computers) To cause text or other graphics in a window or frame to appear larger on the screen.
  2. To move while making such a sound:
  3. To simulate movement rapidly away from or toward a subject using a zoom lens or other optical device.
(Informal) In great haste
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  1. (Informal) In great haste
  2. (Informal) To hurry; hasten
  3. To go in haste. Often used with it :
A stretch of water in a river, estuary, or tidal channel made rough by waves meeting an opposing current.
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  1. A stretch of water in a river, estuary, or tidal channel made rough by waves meeting an opposing current.
  2. To cut, tear, etc. (stitches) so as to open (a seam, hem, etc.)
  3. (Informal) To move with speed or violence
To put or pack in a barrel or barrels
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  1. To put or pack in a barrel or barrels
  2. (Informal) To go at high speed
  3. To move or progress rapidly:
(Slang) To proceed at great speed
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  1. (Slang) To proceed at great speed
  2. To move ahead at full speed.
To check or cut off the growth or development of:
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  1. To check or cut off the growth or development of:
  2. To take a sip or sips of alcoholic liquor:
  3. To move quickly; dart.

Synonym Study

  • Dispatch comes close to expedition in meaning but more strongly stresses promptness in finishing something completed the report with dispatch
  • Expedition adds to speed the implication of efficiency and stresses the facilitation of an action or procedure
  • Speed implies rapidity of movement, operation, etc., of persons or things, suggesting effectiveness and the absence of excitement or confusion to increase the speed of an assembly line
  • Hurry , often interchangeable with haste , specifically suggests excitement, bustle, or confusion the hurry of city life
  • Haste implies quick or precipitate movement or action, as from the pressure of circumstances or intense eagerness
Find another word for haste. In this page you can discover 132 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for haste, like: speed, rapidity, expedition, dispatch, rapidness, hurry, swiftness, scramble, bustle, scurry and precipitation.