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English definition of “speed”

speed

verb [I or T, usually + adv/prep]     /spiːd/ (sped or speeded, sped or speeded)
to (cause to) move, go, or happen fast: The train sped along at over 120 miles per hour. The actress then sped away/off in a waiting car. We sped down the ski slopes. This year is speeding by/past. Ambulances sped the injured people (= moved them quickly) away from the scene. The best thing you can do to speed your recovery (= make it quicker) is to rest.Increasing and decreasing speed of motion be speeding to be driving faster than you are legally allowed to do: He was caught speeding.Driving and operating road vehiclesCrime - general words
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