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quicken

(kwĭk′ən)
v.
1. To become more rapid.
2. To reach the stage of pregnancy when the fetus can be felt to move.
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Moreover, the rate of expansion quickened to the sharpest since December 2016, partly reflecting a survey-record rise in new export orders," said the survey."Panellists also attributed higher order book volumes to a higher customer turnout and improved demand.
"I really liked the way he quickened when one shot up his inside.
"In the Guineas he quickened and in the Derby he quickened, but this time he just stayed on.
Input cost inflation across the emerging world quickened to its strongest level in almost three years, reflecting the boost to commodity prices from infrastructure investment, higher food prices due to demand-supply imbalances and the global impact of monetary policy in the US.
Quickened Cecil said: "They went very slowly and there was no pace.