Definition of hyperdrive in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈhʌɪpədrʌɪv


  • 1(In science fiction) a supposed propulsion system for travel in hyperspace: Mark may not be able to handle a hyperdrive [mass noun]: I slammed the ship into hyperdrive
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    • I know more about starship engines and hyperdrives than I ever wanted to know.
    • Take up screening positions around Nova Fortress and have your hyperdrives slaved to ours.
    • Propulsion was handled by four cold-fusion engines and the hyperdrive systems were prototype units.
  • 1.1 [mass noun] Frantic activity; overdrive: the proliferation of house music sub-genres has gone into hyperdrive
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    • It seems to have gone into Christmas hyperdrive already, even down to the level of Christmas spice scented toilet cleaner in festive red bottles.
    • It also got my salivary glands into hyperdrive with its description of all the extra goodies included in the re-release.
    • And Gates responded by putting his company into hyperdrive.

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