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hie

[hahy]
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verb (used without object), hied, hie·ing or hy·ing.
  1. to hasten; speed; go in haste.
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verb (used with object), hied, hie·ing or hy·ing.
  1. to hasten (oneself): Hie yourself down to this once-in-a-lifetime sale!
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Origin of hie

before 900; Middle English hien, hyen, Old English hīgian to strive; cognate with Dutch hijgen to pant, Greek kíein to go; Latin ciēre to cause to go
Can be confusedhi hie high
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Historical Examples

  • I am thirty-two by the clock and I should hie me to the grave-digger that he may take my measure.

    The Paliser case

    Edgar Saltus

  • "Hie thee hither, my squires," she called to the younger boys.

    We Ten

    Lyda Farrington Kraus

  • Hie thee to France,And cloister thee in some religious house.

  • Let the Sewer, as soon as the Master begins to say grace, hie to the kitchen.

  • Dear heart, do hie you abed and sleep in peace, and let other folks do the like!

    In Convent Walls

    Emily Sarah Holt


British Dictionary definitions for hie

hie

verb hies, hieing, hying or hied
  1. archaic, or poetic to hurry; hasten; speed
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Word Origin

Old English hīgian to strive

HIE

abbreviation for
  1. (in Scotland) Highlands and Islands Enterprise
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Word Origin and History for hie

v.

Old English higian "strive, hasten," originally "to be intent on," from Proto-Germanic *hig- (cf. Middle Dutch higen "to pant," Middle Low German hichen, German heichen). Related: Hied; hies; hieing.

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