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ἐπείγω 1 press down, weigh down, Il. press in pursuit, to press hard, press upon, absol. and c. acc., Hom. drive on, urge forward, ἐρετμὰ χερσὶν ἔπειγον Od.; of a fair wind, id=Od., Soph. urge on, hurry on a thing, Od., Soph.: —Pass., of a ship, Il.:—Mid. to urge on for oneself, τὸν ἐμὸν γάμον Od.; τὴν παρασκευήν Thuc.:—absol., ἐπειγομένων ἀνέμων by the force of winds, Il.; ὀπὸς γάλα ἐπειγόμενος συνέπηξεν the fig-juice by its force curdled the milk, id=Il.
3.Pass. to hurry oneself, haste to do, c. inf., id=Il.:—absol. to hasten, hurry, speed, make haste, id=Il., etc.: part., ἐπειγόμενος in eager haste, eagerly, id=Il.; c. inf., δῦναι ἐπειγόμενος eager for its setting, Od.; c. gen., ἐπειγόμενός περ ὁδοῖο longing for the journey, id=Od.
III.intr. in Act., = Pass. to hasten to a place, Soph., Eur.:— τὰ ἐπείγοντα necessary matters, Plut.

1 Mid. and Pass., fut. ἐπείξομαι

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