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English definition of “speed (sth) up”

speed (sth) up

(sped, or speeded, sped, or speeded) phrasal verb with speed     /spiːd/ verb
to happen faster , or make something happen faster : The banking authorities had contacted the firm and encouraged them to speed up the deal . We're working on ways to speed our delivery service up. The pace of new product development in the industry has sped up in the past five years .
IT, INTERNET if a computer or internet connection speeds up, or you speed it up, it operates and provides information more quickly : Do you need to speed up your internet connection ? The article lists five ways to speed up your PC.
(Definition of speed (sth) up from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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