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hie ( HIGH ) verb. Rhymes with “fly”. It means, to go quickly, or hasten. Now you’ll all start saying “hie, fly” instead of that cliche “shoo fly” nonsense, won’t you? Of course you will.
"Hie" started its existence in Old English, from "hgian," which meant "to strive, exert oneself." From there, it graduated to Middle English, "hien," which meant the same as it does today. And now you know the rest of the story.