[ 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 hiehi, hie , high
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How to use hie in a sentence
Bernard de Brabant made for the river, Roland hied him to the ramparts, and all marched valiantly.
Forthwith up rose the Consul, up rose the Fathers all; In haste they girded up their gowns, and hied them to the wall.
So Power hied him to New York, which meant that he passed three hot nights and two hotter days in a fast-speeding train.
Hereupon, methought, this traitress Dorcas hied back to the lady, and made report of what she had done.
British Dictionary definitions for hie (1 of 2)
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)
(in Scotland) Highlands and Islands Enterprise
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