speed up - definition and synonyms

phrasal verb
present tense
I/you/we/theyspeed up
he/she/itspeeds up
present participlespeeding up
past tensesped up or speeded up
past participlesped up or speeded up
  1. 1
    [intransitive] to move or happen faster

    You see drivers speeding up when they should be slowing down.

  2. 2
    [transitive] to make something move or happen faster
    speed things up:

    We’re hoping the changes will help speed things up a bit.

See also main entry: speed