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!
- (in Scotland) Highlands and Islands Enterprise
verb hies, hieing, hying or hied
- archaic, or poetic to hurry; hasten; speed
Old English higian “strive, hasten,” originally “to be intent on,” from Proto-Germanic *hig- (cf. Middle Dutch higen “to pant,” Middle Low German hichen, German heichen). Related: Hied; hies; hieing.