verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
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Origin of quicken
OTHER WORDS FROM quickenquick·en·er, nounre·quick·en, verbun·quick·ened, adjective
Words nearby quicken
How to use quicken in a sentence
More recently, researchers have correlated a quickening economic pulse in Iceland with years that had above-average temperatures, just as suffocating heat waves in the global South have tempered growth.The Big Thaw: How Russia Could Dominate a Warming World|by Abrahm Lustgarten, photography by Sergey Ponomarev|December 16, 2020|ProPublica
To that end, he floated the possibility of appointing more “judges with some expertise in the field” to quicken the pace at which cases proceed.Walking the fine line between antitrust and anti-tech|reymashayekhi|December 2, 2020|Fortune
That quickens their release of carbon back into the air — which is disappointing news for global warming.
In the hours that followed, the pace of job cuts at some of the world’s biggest companies — across in a range of industries from energy to finance — quickened.
When the pace quickened, I was terrible about setting boundaries between my work and home lives.How this year’s 40 Under 40 are surviving the pandemic|jonathanvanian2015|September 7, 2020|Fortune
Quicken Loans moved its headquarters to downtown Detroit in 2010, and has invested a billion dollars in the years since.Online Jobs Listings in Detroit Region Grow Strongly|Filipa Ioannou|August 13, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Even Judy's appeals to "try and remember about Bombay" failed to quicken him.Kipling Stories and Poems Every Child Should Know, Book II|Rudyard Kipling
The man did not live, nor could the occasion arrive, which would quicken his constitutional drawl.Ramona|Helen Hunt Jackson
The monk's eyes seemed to quicken, as though his interest in the outer world had suddenly revived.St. Martin's Summer|Rafael Sabatini
I put the strongest in the rear, with orders to quicken the pace of the sluggards with the points of their bayonets in the back.Maupassant Original Short Stories (180), Complete|Guy de Maupassant
One wave will be mowed down and another will quicken the pace a trifle and take its place.Private Peat|Harold R. Peat
British Dictionary definitions for quicken
- (of an unborn fetus) to begin to show signs of life
- (of a pregnant woman) to reach the stage of pregnancy at which movements of the fetus can be felt