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أَزِفَ ذ , aor. اَزَفَ , inf. n. أَزَفٌ (S, Msb, K) and أُزُوفٌ, (Msb, K,) It (departure) was, or became, or drew, near: (S, Msb, K:) and in like manner, a time. (TA.) Hence, in the Kur [liii. 58], أَزِفَتِ الآزِفَةُ The resurrection draweth near. (S, (Msb.) ― -b2- He (a man) hastened, or was quick: (S, K:) or he drew near, and hastened, or was quick. (A, TA.) 4 آزَفَنى آزفنى آزفني He (a man, TA) incited me, or urged me, to hasten, or be quick: (K, TA:) it is of the measure أَفْعَلَنِى. (TA.) 5 تَأَزُّفٌ ذ The stepping with contracted steps. (K.) But see خَطْوٌ مُتَآزِفٌ, below. (TA.) 6 تآزفوا تآزفوا They drew near together, one to another. (IF, K.) آزِفٌ آزف , applied to a man, Hastening, or quick: (S, TA:) and endeavouring to hasten, or be quick. (TA.) الآزِفَةُ الآزفه الآزفة The resurrection: so in the Kur liii. 58, (S, Msb,) and xl. 18: (Bd:) or in the latter place it means the near event, or case, of being on the brink of the fire [of Hell]: or, as some say, death. (Bd.) مُتَآزِفٌ متآزف , of the measure مُتَفَاعِلٌ, applied to a man, (TA,) Short; (S, A, K;) as being contracted in make; (A, TA;) having his several parts near together. (S, K.) [In the CK it is written مُتَأزِّف, in this sense and others, following.] ― -b2- A strait, or narrow, place. (O, L, K.) ― -b3- A contracted stepping: you say, خَطْوٌ مُتَآزِفٌ: so in the O and L. (TA.) ― -b4- (tropical:) A man (Sgh, TA) evil in disposition; narrow-minded: (Sgh, K, TA:) weak; cowardly. (TA.)
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