I. v. a.
[Written also Dispatch.]
Send away (in haste).
Kill, slay, slaughter, assassinate, put to death, send out of the world.
Hasten, expedite, accelerate, forward, speed, quicken, finish, conclude, wind up, push or urge forward, press or urge on, make short work of.
II. n.
Despatching, sending, dismissal on an errand.
Speed, haste, expedition, diligence, due diligence.
Transaction, carrying on, conduct, completion, doing, transacting.
Message (expeditiously sent), communication, missive, instruction, report.
Telegraphic despatch, telegram, message by telegraph.

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