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hie

[hahy] /haɪ/
verb (used without object), hied, hieing or hying.
1.
to hasten; speed; go in haste.
verb (used with object), hied, hieing or hying.
2.
to hasten (oneself):
Hie yourself down to this once-in-a-lifetime sale!
Origin
900
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 confused
hi, hie, high (see synonym study at high)
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British Dictionary definitions for hie

hie

/haɪ/
verb hies, hieing, hying, hied
1.
(archaic or poetic) to hurry; hasten; speed
Word Origin
Old English hīgian to strive

HIE

abbreviation
1.
(in Scotland) Highlands and Islands Enterprise
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Word Origin and History for hie
hie
O.E. higian "strive, hasten," originally "to be intent on," from P.Gmc. *khig- (cf. M.Du. higen "to pant," M.L.G. hichen, Ger. heichen).
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