There are 2 translations of speed in Spanish:

speed1

Pronunciation: /spiːd/

n

  • 1 1.1 c u (rate of movement, progress) velocidad (f) what speed were you doing? ¿a qué velocidad ibas? what is its top speed? ¿cuál es la velocidad máxima (que da)? they set off at top/high speed salieron a toda/alta velocidad, salieron a todo lo que da at a speed of … a una velocidad de … if you carry on at this speed we'll never finish si sigues a este paso, no vamos a terminar nunca the car performs well at high speed el coche responde muy bien a altas velocidades to pick up o gather speed cobrar or ganar or (esp Esp) coger* velocidad to lose speed perder* velocidad the speed of light/sound la velocidad de la luz/del sonido to be up to speed (performing as expected) estar* funcionando como se esperaba (be fully informed) estar* al tanto to bring sb up to speed poner* a algn al tanto 1.2 (relative quickness) rapidez (f) the speed with which the matter was resolved la rapidez con la que se resolvió el asunto the speed of the players la rapidez de los jugadores 1.3 c (in shorthand, typing) velocidad (f)
  • 2 c [Phot] film speed sensibilidad (f) de la película shutter speed tiempo (m) de exposición
  • 3 c (gear) velocidad (f), marcha (f) a five-speed gearbox una caja de cambios de cinco marchas or velocidades (f) a ten-speed bicycle una bicicleta con diez marchas or velocidades

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There are 2 translations of speed in Spanish:

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vi (past & past p sped)

  • 1.1 (go, pass quickly) (+ adv compl) the car sped off o away around the corner el coche se alejó doblando la esquina a toda velocidad he sped by o past in his new sports car nos pasó a toda velocidad con su nuevo coche deportivo the boats sped over the water los botes se deslizaban sobre el agua a toda velocidad the hours sped by las horas pasaron volando 1.2
    (past & past p speeded)
    (drive too fast) [car/motorist] ir* a exceso de velocidad he was fined for speeding lo multaron por exceso de velocidad

vt (past & past p speeded)

  • 1.1 (hasten) acelerar to speed work/production along acelerar el trabajo/la producción helicopters are being used to speed supplies to the area están usando helicópteros para hacer llegar los suministros rápidamente a la zona 1.2
    (past + past p speeded)
    to speed sb on his/her way despedir* a algn, desearle feliz viaje a algn
    1.3
    (past & past p sped)
    (grant success) [archaic/arcaico] God speed vaya (usted) con Dios

Phrasal verbs

speed up

(past & past p speeded)
v + adv 1.1 (move faster) [vehicle/driver] acelerar; [walker] apretar* el paso 1.2 [process/production] acelerarse we'll have to speed up tendremos que darnos prisa, tendremos que apurarnos (AmL) 1.1v + o + adv, v + adv + o 2.1 [vehicle] acelerar 2.2 [work/production/process] acelerar; [person] meterle prisa a, apurar (AmL)

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