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Synonyms for speed




exceed the speed limit


  • exceed the speed limit
  • drive too fast
  • break the speed limit

speed something up

Synonyms for speed

Synonyms for speed

a rate (usually rapid) at which something happens

the ratio of the focal length to the diameter of a (camera) lens system

travel at an excessive or illegal velocity

cause to move faster

References in classic literature ?
Whosoever failed to speed his shaft through the garland, without knocking it off the wand, was to submit to a buffet from the hand of Friar Tuck.
Reducing my speed I circled and came to the ground at the feet of the astonished Zodangan.
Hastening to his damaged machine we were bending every effort to finish the needed repairs and had almost completed them when we saw the two green monsters returning at top speed from opposite sides of us.
The log indicated a mean speed of between eight and nine miles.
To compare her speed to four times that of a locomotive going on full steam would be below the truth.
Hebe with all speed fitted on the eight-spoked wheels of bronze that were on either side of the iron axle-tree.
Then as we were almost upon her I yelled to my companions to hold tight, and throwing the little vessel into her highest speed I deflected her bows at the same instant until we were running horizontally and at terrific velocity straight for the cruiser's keel.
But she had not reckoned on the untiring energy of the Saw-Horse, whose wooden limbs could run for days without slacking their speed.
As I wound up for the delivery, I held my nerves and muscles under absolute command, though the grinning jaws were hurtling toward me at terrific speed.
It proved itself such that morning, for I had scarce gotten into my dry clothes and taken the girl's apparel to the captain's cabin when an order was shouted down into the engine-room for full speed ahead, and an instant later I heard the dull boom of a gun.
It had to be covered once in each direction by Tiha and Wiwau, in each case one of them urging speed on the other and the other desiring speed that was unattainable.
At once the sand-boat started forward--slowly at first, then with added speed.
Do not wink with one eye and look with the other, Silas, and do not hop and dance after you shoot, with your tongue out, for that will not speed it upon its way.
I can rise when the air is calm and full of holes, and I can rise when its boiling, and by my control of my plane areas I can come pretty close to making any speed I want.
Had they been able to subdue the frightful pressure of the initiatory speed of more than 11,000 yards, which was enough to traverse Paris or New York in a second?