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Quicken, 1) tr. a) to make alive: “--s what's dead,” Tp. III, 1, 6. “to breathe life into a stone, q. a rock,” All's II, 1, 77. R3 IV, 4, 297. Tim. IV, 3, 184. Ant. I, 3, 69.
b) to cheer, to refresh: “q. his embraced heaviness with some delight,” Merch. II, 8, 52. “music and poesy use to q. you,” Shr. I, 1, 36. H5 IV, 1, 20. H6A IV, 6, 13. R3 IV, 4, 124.
2) intr. to receive life: “I see a --ing in his eye,” Meas. V, 500. “these hairs will q. and accuse thee,” Lr. III, 7, 39. “this forked plague is fated to us when we do q.” Oth. III, 3, 277. “summer flies that q. even with blowing,” IV, 2, 67. “q. with kissing,” Ant. IV, 15, 39.
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