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British English: /spiːd/
American English: /spid/

Translation of speed in Italian:


transitive verb pass., p.pass. sped o speeded

  • (process, recovery)
    to speed somebody on his, her way
    accomiatarsi da qualcuno, augurare buon viaggio a qualcuno

intransitive verb

  • 1
    also: pass., p.pass. sped
    (move swiftly) See examples:to speed along
    sfrecciare o andare a tutta velocità
    to speed away the train sped past
    il treno passò sfrecciando
  • 3 [informal] (on drugs) See examples:to be speeding
    essere sotto l'effetto di anfetamine o essere anfetaminico


that's about my speed

(American English)
è quasi alla mia portata

to be up to speed

essere aggiornato o essere al corrente

Phrasal verbs

speed up:

1 speed up
(car, train)
aumentare il ritmo, accelerare
2 speed up [something], speed [something] up
(work, process, production)

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