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n. — haste like one traveling by post-horse (horses kept at inns and post-houses to ensure speedy delivery of the mail). “In all post-haste.”

adj. — prompt, swift, with all possible speed

adv. — with all possible speed

v. — to hasten or hurry; to cause to travel or move fast

fm. English compounds, post (as in mail) + haste

first published. 1545

…This I take it,
Is the main motive of our preparations,
The source of this our watch and the chief head
Of this post-haste and romage in the land.

—William Shakespeare, Hamlet, I.i.104-7 (Horatio)

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