American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To go quickly; hasten.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To hasten; go in haste: often with a reciprocal pronoun.
- To incite to action or haste; instigate; urge: with on.
- n. Haste; speed.
- v. intransitive To hasten; to go quickly, to hurry.
- v. reflexive To hurry (oneself).
- n. Haste; diligence.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. Rare, except in poetry To hasten; to go in haste; -- also often with the reciprocal pronoun.
- n. obsolete Haste; diligence.
- v. move fast
- From Old English hīġian. Cognate with Dutch hijgen ("to pant"), German heichen ("to choke, gasp for breath"), Danish hige ("to aspire, long"). (Wiktionary)
- Middle English hien, from Old English hīgian, to strive, exert oneself. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“I bet Jim Crow is flipping over in hie miserable grave.”
“I must thank "hie" for putting together such a great music video ..”
“Anyone who thinks ill of that can hie off to Hades.”
“We hie past looney bushes, succulents and desert annuals, blooming after the rains.”
“And so tomorrow, with a clean conscience, I shall hie me to see the new Star Trek film, get some housework done, take care of a few urgent chores on Friday, then return with a vengeance Saturday to the Clone Wars #4 rewrite.”
“Then hie thee to the Chinese embassy and ask for a passport application!”
“How anyone can possibly forget how Humphrey Bogart-soundalike good wizard Avatar manages to overcome hie evil twin brother Blackwolf is beyond me though.”
“However Dick Chney should keep hie opinion to himself.”
“Interesting that the Beavers 'attendance is so pitiful with their departure so clearly on the horizon ... the so-called bereaved don't seem bereaved enough to hie themselves out to the park to catch one of the last Portland Beavers' games ever.”
“If the individual is leading effectively hie/her TEAM will be making most of these.”
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