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verb speed pronunciation in American English /spid/
Word Forms
present tense
present participlespeeding
past tensesped or speeded
past participlesped or speeded
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  1. 1
    [intransitive] to move quickly
    speed toward/away/through etc.: an endless stream of traffic speeding toward the city
    I heard a car speed away.
    1. a.
      [transitive] to take someone somewhere quickly
      speed someone to/across/up etc. something: The train speeds passengers to Paris in just over three hours.
  2. 2
    [intransitive] to drive a car faster than the fastest speed legally allowed
    Drivers who are caught speeding risk a heavy fine.
  3. 3
    [transitive] to do something quickly
    Regular exercise will help speed your recovery.
    To speed the design process, the workers will be divided into three teams.

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