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speed

noun
 
 
/spiːd/
HOW FAST [C, U] B1 how fast something moves or happens: high/low speed He was travelling at a speed of 90 mph.Speed of motion
FAST MOVEMENT [U] B2 very fast movement: He put on a sudden burst of speed.Speed of motion
Translations of “speed”
in Korean 속도…
in Arabic سُرْعة…
in French vitesse…
in Turkish hız, sürat…
in Italian velocità…
in Chinese (Traditional) 運動速度, 速度,速率, 飛速,快速…
in Russian скорость…
in Polish szybkość, prędkość, pęd…
in Spanish velocidad, rapidez…
in Portuguese velocidade…
in German die Geschwindigkeit, die Schnelligkeit…
in Catalan velocitat…
in Japanese 速度, スピード…
in Chinese (Simplified) 运动速度, 速度,速率, 飞速,快速…
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