Definition of speed in English:
- Everyone began moving at their top speed out of the dungeon and through the halls.
- It's said that London traffic moves at an average speed of 11 mph, but pedestrian traffic can't be far behind.
- It does a reasonably good job of this, especially when you consider that there is a broad range of craft in the game, most of which differ in turn rates and top speeds.
- The accident happened due to excessive speed, contributed to by the condition of the near side rear tyre.
- ‘The cause of this collision is due to excessive speed,’ PC Cox said.
- He said the ‘unfortunate’ accident was due to excessive speed and the torrential rain.
- I just want to bring you up to speed.
- The speed with which the 76-year-old tycoon has moved has staggered most observers.
- Our results also suggest that clonal interference may not have a large effect on the speed of adaptation.
- The car, named for the unique shape of its footboard, had a single cylinder four horse power engine, two forward speeds and a reverse gear.
- Even if linked to a typically American automatic gearbox of only four speeds, it has sprightly performance.
- The most nimble of all Jeeps, it comes with front and rear locking axles, giant tires, and extra low gear speeds.
- This will provide an extra stop of exposure; remember to set it back to the correct speed once the fog or mist has burned off.
- Scott also plays with lenses, camera speed and some excellent special effects to heighten the impact of the harrowing fight scenes.
- As camera speeds became quicker, so the image was transformed.
- Films also vary according to their ISO number or film speed: their sensitivity to light.
- The days of having to carry bulk film around or switch between different film types and speeds is now a distant memory for those who have made the technology leap.
- He discusses camera types, lenses, focal length, flash, light, digital photographs, and film types and speeds.
- Aimed at drug users and their families, the film centres on former drug addicts who were addicted to heroin cocaine, speed and ecstasy.
- Drugs such as speed and cocaine are often mixed together to make a lethal concoction that can destroy lives.
- Banning parties and blockading raves will not stop a movement, nor will it stop the use of ecstasy, cocaine, speed, heroin and pot for that matter.
verb (past and past participle sped or speeded)Back to top
- If our troops can speed quickly through Iraq and deal with this monster it stands to reason that his own people must applaud our efforts.
- She screamed, throwing her groceries in the air, and the four of us burst into laughter as Adam quickly sped out of the parking lot.
- Banking quickly, Jonathan sped away with Kyle in hot pursuit.
- She practically speeded to Crystal's house, she had to vent her anger through someone.
- Gary jumped into the car and Louise threw herself in and they speeded across the town to the restaurant.
- They speeded out of Jake's neighborhood and on to the road that went into town.
- Inching along head-lamp deep, the traffic moves again, speeding up when we reach the dry roads of the South Coast.
- The heart rate speeds up in order to quickly provide the extra oxygen and nutrients your body will need.
- I called quickly in return, speeding up to follow him.
- Once again, sorry if I sped things up too quickly, but I can't change my desire to get this story finished.
- It speeds things up for suspects, can eliminate them more quickly if they are innocent, and means witnesses are not in close proximity to the suspects as they can be under the old system.
- For months, they have argued they wanted to speed it up, so this woman has this trial very quickly.
- Quickly: a car flashed past them at speedMore example sentences
- The Shannon airport police van approaches at speed, emergency lights flashing.
- However, when you have 14 or 15 stone moving around at speed and hitting you, it's going to take its toll.
- The driver, who was also wearing a balaclava, drove away at speed.
pick up (or get up) speed
up to speed
- I only had three hours of tech rehearsal, and that's usually a full load getting the sound and light cues up to speed for one show, much less four.
- It could be argued that we weren't giving the coolers enough time to get fully up to speed.
- We'll keep you fully up to speed on what's happening.
- A class description or a short chat with your instructor should bring you up to speed.
- He and his team now spend time educating people and bringing the company up to speed on grid-computing procedures.
- Example sentences
- Are current penalties enough of a deterrent for speeders?
- Traffic lights were also put into operation during that period and they helped to slow down the speeders that usually haunt Teeling Street.
- The area has become notorious for late night car speeders and other activities that greatly annoy the locals.
Old English spēd (noun), spēdan (verb), from the Germanic base of Old English spōwan 'prosper, succeed', a sense reflected in early usage.
The Germanic root of this Old English word had a basic sense of ‘prosper, succeed’, which still survives in expressions as God speed! and more haste less speed. The link between this and ‘rapidity’ is probably our tendency to equate doing something well with doing it quickly. Speed has been a slang term for amphetamines since the 1960s.
Words that rhyme with speedaccede, bead, Bede, bleed, breed, cede, concede, creed, deed, Eid, exceed, feed, Gide, God speed, greed, he'd, heed, impede, interbreed, intercede, Jamshid, knead, lead, mead, Mede, meed, misdeed, mislead, misread, need, plead, proceed, read, rede, reed, Reid, retrocede, screed, secede, seed, she'd, stampede, steed, succeed, supersede, Swede, tweed, weak-kneed, we'd, weed
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