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hie

[ hahy ]
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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!

RELATED WORDS

rush, hurry, speed, expedite, scurry, haste

Nearby words

hidrosis, hidrotic, hidrotic ectodermal dysplasia, hidy, hidy-hole, hie, hielamon, hieland, hiemal, hier-, hieracosphinx

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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British Dictionary definitions for hied (1 of 2)

HIE


abbreviation for

(in Scotland) Highlands and Islands Enterprise

British Dictionary definitions for hied (2 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
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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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