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/ haɪ /
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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!
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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
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How to use hie in a sentence
The demon hies to the forest, arriving while Krishna and the children are still at blind man's buff.The Loves of Krishna in Indian Painting and Poetry|W. G. Archer
From languor's sullen bands His limbs are loos'd, and eager, on he hies Dazzled to trace it in the sunny skies.Endymion|John Keats
And now, satisfied that no blood is to be spilt, the Muse hies gladly to a very different scene.The Astonishing History of Troy Town|Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
He will never set more to the brave; Let us pour to the hero the dirge of death, For to-morrow he hies to the grave.The Poetical Works of Henry Kirke White|Henry Kirke White
But the schoolboy has his lessons to do, and he hies himself to his final task.Modernities|Horace Barnett Samuel
British Dictionary definitions for hie (1 of 2)
/ (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)
(in Scotland) Highlands and Islands Enterprise
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