Synonyms of speed in English:



  • 1 Lesley grew frustrated at the slow speed of their progress
    rate, pace, tempo, momentum


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  • 2 Cook was over the limit and he was speeding
    drive too fast, exceed the speed limit, break the speed limit


keep (or bring) someone up to speed on (or with)

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speed up

Smith shouted at them to speed up
[Antonyms] slow down
hurry upacceleratemove fastergo fasterdrive fasterget a move onput a spurt onopen it upincrease speedpick up speedgather speedBritishlook smart informalget crackingget movingstep on itstep on the gasshake a legrattle one's dagsBritish informalget one's skates onstir one's stumpsNorth American informalget a wiggle onSouth African informalput foot datedmake haste

speed something up

the episode speeded up the process of political change See sense 3 of the verb

Word links

tacho- related prefix, as in tachometer
tachy- related prefix, as in tachygraphy
tachophobia fear of speed
tachometry velocimetry measurement of speed

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