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verb     speed pronunciation in American English
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present tense
present participlespeeding
past tensesped or speeded
past participlesped or speeded
  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. 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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an unregulated form of capitalism that features financial deregulation, privatisation and low tax for high earners

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