verb (used without object), hied, hie·ing or hy·ing.

  1. to hasten; speed; go in haste.

verb (used with object), hied, hie·ing or hy·ing.

  1. to hasten (oneself): Hie yourself down to this once-in-a-lifetime sale!

abbreviation for

  1. (in Scotland) Highlands and Islands Enterprise

verb hies, hieing, hying or hied

  1. 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.

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