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σπέρχω 1 set in rapid motion:—Pass. to be in haste to do a thing, c. inf., Il.; σπ. ἐρετμοῖς to hasten with oars, to ply them rapidly, Od.: part. σπερχόμενος as adv., in haste, hastily, hurriedly, Hom., Eur.
2.metaph. to be hasty and angry, Il., Hdt.; μὴ σπέρχου be not hasty, Eur.
II.intr. = Pass., ὅτε σπέρχωσιν ἄελλαι when storms are driven rapidly, Hom.

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