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hie

[hahy] /haɪ/
verb (used without object), hied, hieing or hying.
1.
to hasten; speed; go in haste.
verb (used with object), hied, hieing or hying.
2.
to hasten (oneself):
Hie yourself down to this once-in-a-lifetime sale!
Origin of hie
900
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 confused
hi, hie, high.
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Historical Examples
  • Iring now left Hagen stand unharmed, and hied him to the fiddler.

  • No citizen of Mizora ever hied to the country for pure water and fresh air.

    Mizora: A Prophecy Mary E. Bradley
  • In his wrath he hied him thither and struck off his right hand upon the fiddle.

  • In great glee he hied himself to the ring, after the race, to collect his winnings.

    Nasby in Exile David R. Locke
  • Sometimes this scene would be viewed from the kraal near, and a mangy, spectre-looking Kaffir cur would be hied on to the rescue.

  • Then Alecto hied her to the place where Ilus was hunting the beasts of the forest.

    Stories of the Old world Alfred John Church
  • Bernard de Brabant made for the river, Roland hied him to the ramparts, and all marched valiantly.

  • These reflections lightened her footsteps as she hied homeward.

    Ormond, Volume I (of 3) Charles Brockden Brown
  • Thither we hied in all haste—prepared, if need be, for a more distant expedition.

    The Wild Huntress Mayne Reid
  • She hied to the window, which chanced to look into a back court.

    Ormond, Volume II (of 3) Charles Brockden Brown
British Dictionary definitions for hied

hie

/haɪ/
verb hies, hieing, hying, hied
1.
(archaic or poetic) to hurry; hasten; speed
Word Origin
Old English hīgian to strive

HIE

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

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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