hie

[ hahy ]
/ haɪ /

verb (used without object), hied, hie·ing or hy·ing.

to hasten; speed; go in haste.

verb (used with object), hied, hie·ing or hy·ing.

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

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH hie

hi, hie , high
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British Dictionary definitions for hie (1 of 2)

hie
/ (haɪ) /

verb hies, hieing, hying or hied

archaic, or poetic to hurry; hasten; speed

Word Origin for hie

Old English hīgian to strive

British Dictionary definitions for hie (2 of 2)

HIE

abbreviation for

(in Scotland) Highlands and Islands Enterprise
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