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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