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Definition of haste noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    [uncountable] (formal)
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  1. 1speed in doing something, especially because you do not have enough time synonym hurry
  2. 2 In her haste to complete the work on time, she made a number of mistakes. The letter had clearly been written in haste. After his first wife died, he married again with almost indecent haste. Why all the haste?
  3. 3(old-fashioned) She made haste to open the door.
  4. Idioms
    marry in haste (, repent at leisure) (saying)
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    people who marry quickly, without really getting to know each other, may discover later that they have made a mistake
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: haste