ETYM Old Eng. hast; akin to Dutch haast, German, Dan., Swed., and OFries. hast, cf. Old Fren. haste, French hâte (of German origin); all perh. from the root of Eng. hate in a earlier sense of, to pursue. Related to Hate.
1. Overly eager speed (and possible carelessness); SYN. hastiness, hurry, hurriedness.
2. The act of moving hurriedly and in a careless manner; SYN. hurry, rush, rushing.
1. To urge on; hasten
2. To move or act swiftly