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verb speed pronunciation in British English /spiːd/
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present tense
I/you/we/theyspeed
he/she/itspeeds
present participlespeeding
past tensesped or speeded
past participlesped or speeded
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  1. 1
    [intransitive] to move quickly
    speed towards/away/through etc: an endless stream of traffic speeding towards 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.

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