Synonyms for quicken

Grammar : Verb
Spell : kwik-uhn
Phonetic Transcription : ˈkwɪk ən

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Définition of quicken

Origin :
  • c.1300, "come to life; give life to," from quick (adj.) + -en (1). Meaning "become faster" is from 1805. Related: Quickened; quickening. An earlier verb was simply quick (c.1200), from Old English gecwician.
  • verb make faster; invigorate
Example sentences :
  • When it boils, quicken the fire, and skim the pot carefully.
  • Extract from : « Directions for Cookery, in its Various Branches » by Eliza Leslie
  • Therefore, he further permitted his horses to quicken their pace.
  • Extract from : « The Law-Breakers » by Ridgwell Cullum
  • And how, on the other hand, are we to strengthen it, to quicken its sluggish blood?
  • Extract from : « The Book of Khalid » by Ameen Rihani
  • We half wished they might appear, that the horses might quicken their paces.
  • Extract from : « The Continental Monthly, Vol. 4, No. 2, August, 1863 » by Various
  • It is the business of the sacred work to quicken his ear to it.
  • Extract from : « Another Sheaf » by John Galsworthy
  • He knew, and his heart did not quicken nor his pulse increase so much as a beat.
  • Extract from : « Garrison's Finish » by W. B. M. Ferguson
  • More than once they had to quicken their pace to what Matty called a "dog-trot."
  • Extract from : « Pathfinder » by Alan Douglas
  • And a song has more than its own life, it has power to quicken, to breed.
  • Extract from : « Irish Books and Irish People » by Stephen Gwynn
  • Alone with the Westerner, Joyce felt her blood begin to quicken.
  • Extract from : « The Highgrader » by William MacLeod Raine
  • I quicken the pace of my horse somewhat, and continue my perilous course.
  • Extract from : « The Citizen-Soldier » by John Beatty

Antonyms for quicken

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