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speed (sth) up

phrasal verb with speed uk   us   /spiːd/ verb [I or T, usually + adv/prep] (sped or speeded, sped or speeded)
to ​happen or ​movefaster, or to make something ​happen or ​movefaster: This ​drug may have the ​effect of ​speeding up ​yourheartrate. Can the ​job be ​speeded up in some way? The ​tapespeeded up towards the end. I ​think you need to ​speed up a ​bit (= ​drivefaster) - we're going to be late. The ​economyshowssigns of ​speeding up (= ​increasingactivity).
(Definition of speed (sth) up from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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speed (sth) up

(sped, or speeded, sped, or speeded)
phrasal verb with speed uk   us   /spiːd/ verb
to ​happen faster, or make something ​happen faster: The ​bankingauthorities had ​contacted the ​firm and encouraged them to ​speed up the ​deal. We're ​working on ways to ​speed our ​deliveryservice up. The ​pace of new ​productdevelopment in the ​industry has sped up in the past five ​years.
IT, INTERNET if a ​computer or ​internetconnectionspeeds up, or you ​speed it up, it ​operates and ​providesinformation more quickly: Do you need to ​speed up your ​internetconnection? The ​articlelists 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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