Quicken

Quick"en

, v. i. 1. To come to life; to become alive; to become vivified or enlivened; hence, to exhibit signs of life; to move, as the fetus in the womb.
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The heart is the first part that quickens, and the last that dies.
Ray.
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And keener lightnings quicken in her eye.
Pope.
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When the pale and bloodless east began
To quicken to the sun.
Tennyson.
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2. To move with rapidity or activity; to become accelerated; as, his pulse quickened.
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