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speed

I.noun
COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES
at full speed
▪ Parker was driving at full speed when he hit the wall.
at high speed
▪ The train was approaching at high speed.
at/with lightning speed (=extremely quickly)
clock speed
▪ a clock speed of 1 gigahertz
come running/flying/speeding etc
▪ Jess came flying round the corner and banged straight into me.
cruising speed
▪ We fly at a cruising speed of 500 mph.
exceed/break the speed limit
excessive speed
▪ Excessive speed is a major cause of road accidents.
kill your speed (=drive slowly)
lose weight/height/speed etc
▪ You’re looking slim. Have you lost weight?
▪ The plane emptied its fuel tanks as it started losing altitude.
slacken your pace/speed (=go or walk more slowly)
▪ Guy slackened his pace as he approached the gate.
speed bump
speed camera
speed dating
speed dial
speed limit
▪ a 30 mph speed limit
speed reading
speed restrictions
▪ Drivers are ignoring speed restrictions.
speed skating
speed trap
speed (up) sb’s recovery (=make them recover more quickly)
▪ She believes that a holiday would speed my recovery.
the speed limit
▪ Too many people go over the speed limit in residential areas.
time/speed is of the essence (=it is very important to do something quickly)
wind speed
▪ Wind speeds of up to 80 miles an hour were recorded.
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ ADJECTIVE
average
▪ What is the average speed for the entire journey?
▪ As in many western states, drivers in Nevada have increased their average speeds modestly since the limits were raised.
▪ The files are encoded at a fixed rate low enough for the average connection speed.
▪ From this they could determine the average speeds the waves traveled at different depths.
▪ Driving standards on the whole improved during the eighties and certainly average speeds increased, in some cases dramatically.
▪ So the average speed is five meters per second, and it will have fallen five meters.
▪ London traffic now moves at an average speed of eleven miles per hour.
▪ Lillywhite won in a record average speed.
breakneck
▪ As most travelers know, you can only travel at breakneck speed for so long.
different
▪ How can observers moving at different speeds all measure light at the same speed?
▪ Even 50 different speed limits, bank holidays, fireworks laws are defensible.
▪ Pupils will also move at different speeds for different activities.
▪ Strainers also cause currents of different speeds and directions.
▪ He argued that two bodies of the same material but different weights would fall at different speeds.
Different weapons, with different muzzle speeds, must somehow have been involved.
▪ Even worse, it seems to move at different speeds in different subtypes.
▪ The table could be turned at any of ten different speeds.
full
▪ Now, the economy is running at full speed.
▪ We thought all was well until the Battlebus passed us at full speed in the opposite direction.
▪ Raymond is traveling full speed downhill on his own momentum.
▪ Somehow she had hit him when he was running at full speed and almost out of range.
▪ She barreled down the runway, sprinting full speed.
▪ It headed directly towards us at full speed behind a great white foaming bow-wave.
great
▪ The great speed with which the computer carries out calculations means that experiments can be carried out quickly and cheaply.
▪ He has tremendous boxing skills, a big punch, great hand speed and quick feet.
▪ The speech, an undeniable disappointment, had indeed been given in an unusually dull monotone and at great speed.
▪ Luckily my companion reacted with great speed, grabbing a piece of sacking and laying it over the top of the tank.
▪ They would go on and on at great speed.
▪ Similarly, the momentum becomes ever greater as the speed of light is approached.
▪ So, on the whole I am cautiously in favour of machines inspecting passports at great speed, a scheme experimentally working at Heathrow.
▪ If he balances correctly, he is swept forward upon the leading edge of the wave at great speed.
high
▪ At present, they can only develop profitably in locations with high wind speed.
▪ Out to a distance of seventy-five kilometers, windows are blown in and shards of glass are accelerated to high speeds.
▪ Further facilities should be provided to enable ultra high speed updating to be performed in special cases.
▪ Several officials noted that a higher-speed network could be offered by the mid-1990s.
▪ The core of this international network consists of computers permanently joined through high speed connections.
▪ But many across the nation expressed fears that higher speeds will lead to more deaths.
▪ Guided buses, attached to rails at their sides, can travel at high speeds without needing drivers to steer them.
▪ One sector of society expressing a need for the higher-speed networks is the research and education community.
low
▪ This is illegal as they have a lower speed rating than the vehicle requires.
▪ Beat 2 minutes on low speed.
▪ But of course the foam system had better switch itself off automatically at low speeds.
▪ Beat 1 minute on low speed.
▪ Use a hand drill or an electric drill on very low speed.
▪ Blend at lowest speed 30 seconds and then beat at medium speed 3 minutes.
▪ Every landing should be made fully held off to ensure a low touch down speed.
▪ From 1970 to 1975, traffic deaths fell because of lower speed limits and curtailed travel after 1973.
maximum
▪ During this time affected characters run at maximum speed away from it.
▪ They climbed into the car and she took off at maximum golf cart speed.
▪ Yes. but you will probably only notice at past the legal maximum speed limit.
▪ The error was caused by a bug in software written by Intel to achieve maximum chip speeds in a test called SPECint92.
▪ Has a maximum speed of two hundred and thirty at ten thousand feet.
▪ It had a cruising speed of 106 and a maximum speed of 129 miles per hour.
▪ Fortunately, Evan-Thomas in Barham, steaming at maximum speed with his four battleships, had come within firing range.
▪ Current tests show a maximum speed of about 6 megabits per second for downloads and about 640 kilobits per second upstream.
normal
▪ Remember that the language is spoken at normal speed for an audience of native speakers.
▪ The result was lines that moved at a third of their normal speeds.
▪ However, for normal speeds of travel, the differences between the rates of clocks are very small.
▪ It lets you play human speech at normal speed with pretty good sound quality.
▪ Corporate Relations bore speaking at normal speed.
▪ Having discovered which it is, say it up-to-time at normal speed.
▪ Often you will need to slow down to almost normal speed and sample sections.
▪ Running is only possible at half normal running speed.
slow
▪ The slower the speed, the finer the grain and the greater the resolving power of these films.
▪ People have become frustrated with the inability to get online and the slow speeds of the Internet.
▪ With the slower speeds the qualifying heats as well as the race itself were almost injury-free this year.
▪ Speedsensitive steering too sensitive at slow speeds.
▪ The slowest speeds, however, are already quite fast and there is little practical room for manipulation beyond them.
▪ That may be a rather slow speed compared with that of light.
▪ Earlier types have run at high power, even when manoeuvring at slow speed, to keep the skirt inflated.
▪ On slowest speed, mix in the flour and baking soda.
top
▪ The cutters were then ordered by a signal flashed from the clifftops to close in at top speed.
▪ Then, he put the problems down to a lack of top speed compared to other machines in the series.
▪ Voice over Sarajevo Airport; and the Hercules is unloaded at top speed.
▪ They are caught very well since they are travelling at top speed.
▪ Voice over It's six cylinder engine has a top speed of seventy five miles an hour in forward and reverse.
▪ No time wasted, away within seconds at top speed.
▪ Its top speed was lower, and at anything near that speed, its range was laughable.
■ NOUN
clock
▪ The new iterations will feature a higher clock speed processor and two chips per board.
▪ For example, the 6x686-P200 system I tested uses a Cyrix chip with a clock speed of 166 megahertz.
▪ This is used to indicate the clock speed of computers.
▪ Despite the different clock speeds, all three offer roughly comparable performance when used to upgrade a 486 system.
▪ As of last week, Sun was still tinkering with the Viking's clock speeds.
▪ Faster clock speeds are expected later this year.
lightning
▪ Having fallen in love with each other, the couple are now setting up home together at lightning speed.
▪ They darted with lightning speed after one another.
▪ Some of these fellas are several screens high, yet they zip around at lightning speed!
▪ Time was, not everyone had access to moving things at lightning speed, with neither brakes nor checks.
▪ The application was, of course, dismissed with lightning speed.
▪ They were looking for food, of course, and would suddenly plunge downwards at lightning speed when they spotted something.
▪ We have acquired a reputation as the dumping ground with lightning speed.
▪ He moved with his usual lightning speed, slapping her brutally across the face.
limit
▪ There was no speed limit on the autobahn and even at 135 m.p.h. the Jaguar seemed to be only cruising.
▪ They go 10 miles or more below the speed limit on the highway!!
▪ Flat out at 8 knots, he almost breaks the Thames speed limit.
▪ Theoretical speed limits for a single processor are being approached.
▪ The speed limit is fifty miles an hour, but some drivers have been caught doing more than eighty.
▪ Other approaches include limiting vehicle horsepower, placing warning signs to mark hazards and enforcing speed limits.
▪ I may be guilty of exceeding the speed limit.
▪ New figures show that 3 in 5 motorists break the speed limit on motorways.
record
▪ As it was certain that the aircraft could go faster an attempt was made on the world speed record.
▪ Did Pauline break a speed record for getting a pattern off the page and on to the ski slope?
▪ Both had been flown from Tangmere while undertaking their world air speed record runs in 1946 and 1953 respectively.
▪ Spent day boating on lake in Champex annoying local fishermen with our attempts at the world speed record for pedal boats.
▪ Although the engine holds a world speed record, its arrival in the Cotswolds was a little more sedate.
restriction
▪ Track renewals are also becoming overdue, with a succession of speed restrictions because of the condition of parts of the line.
▪ At the end of April there will still be 61 speed restrictions across the network.
▪ Previous requests have been turned down as the Transport Department felt the road did not meet criteria for imposing speed restrictions.
wind
▪ All of these generalisations depend of course on a constant wind speed sufficient to fly the kite within its designed wind window.
▪ As the wind speed varied, so did the strength of the rain.
▪ Another interesting option is the use of wind turbines as windbreaks to reduce wind speed and erosion.
Wind drift indicators were used to figure out wind speed and direction, but they worked only if they could be seen.
▪ The reported wind speeds gave everyone a false sense of security.
▪ At what wind speed does it become unsafe for novice paraglider pilots to fly? 3.
▪ This is important because the balloon and payload could be damaged if the wind speed is above 10 knots.
▪ The wind speed and direction, and the cloud height and type were major hurdles to be overcome each hour.
■ VERB
break
▪ Did Pauline break a speed record for getting a pattern off the page and on to the ski slope?
▪ He rolled the pod around its gyros, and used full thrust to break his orbital speed.
▪ Flat out at 8 knots, he almost breaks the Thames speed limit.
▪ New figures show that 3 in 5 motorists break the speed limit on motorways.
▪ We need to leave Kings Heath at 6.15 to get there in time without breaking too many speed limits.
▪ This time Myeloski broke the speed limit without hesitation.
cruise
▪ Fogarty cruised at equal speed with the truck until Streeter pulled to the side of the road across from a cemetery.
▪ It had a cruising speed of 106 and a maximum speed of 129 miles per hour.
▪ The train had just pulled out of the Twenty-third Street station and was accelerating to its cruising speed.
▪ And the noise settles to an unobtrusive drone at highway cruising speeds.
▪ The machinery sounds about you reach a steady cruising speed.
drive
▪ Diplomatic sources who witnessed the incident said he was driven off at speed in a police convoy and his whereabouts are unknown.
▪ Alarmed, and thinking that my President needed me, I dashed to get there, driving at foolhardy speed.
▪ They watched silently as the car was driven at speed off the road to brake violently on the turf of the headland.
▪ Mix drove it at maniacal speeds, sober or not.
▪ When Carver alighted outside the Hilton in Park Lane the limo drove past at speed.
▪ I always buckled my safety belt and drove below the speed limit, stopping for school buses, pulling over for sirens.
▪ The driver banged on his horn but Gregson drove on at speed, unconcerned by the accident he'd almost caused.
▪ A., Benjamin is driving twice the speed limit when he runs a stop sign.
exceed
▪ I may be guilty of exceeding the speed limit.
▪ The local police frequently arrested students for exceeding the speed limit or other minor infractions of the law.
▪ He says he's arresting the driver for exceeding the speed limit.
▪ Nine of the 28 subjects were found to have been exceeding the speed limit on at least one of the four occasions.
▪ Speed camera records showed about 11% of drivers exceeding the speed limit in July 1990 compared with over 20% before the campaign.
gather
▪ She lifted it over the fence and set off across the little meadow, gathering speed and thoroughly enjoying it.
▪ I said as the train gathered speed.
▪ It gathered speed and raced towards the built-up complexes.
▪ The big trimotor gathered speed and roared off down the harbor for more than a mile but never got close to liftoff.
▪ Then the van rolls forward, gathers speed, and drifts on by.
▪ It gathers speed, and suddenly hits the wall by the foot of the bed.
▪ The blue train is pulling away from me in the drizzle, gathering speed, effortlessly accelerating along its elevated track.
▪ In Baldersdale that process gathered no speed at all and indeed, never even crossed the finishing line.
improve
▪ Thus it is clear that you need to work on the fast twitch muscles if you want to improve your speed.
▪ They improved walking speed, stair climbing, balance and spontaneous daily activity.
▪ For instance a gene may be successful through improving the running speed of a predator.
▪ Training was geared more to general fitness than particular skills, and centred on running and skipping to improve speed and stamina.
▪ Safety levels have improved and with lower speeds have come reductions in noise and anxiety for residents.
▪ A second technique that greatly improves the speed of searching a sequential file is to use a logarithmic search.
▪ The study discards current Window 3.1 users in the intermediate term because it neither improves their speed nor enriches their functionality.
increase
▪ As they approached the castle they realized that the advance of the red weed was increasing in speed.
▪ Chang increased his speed to try to avoid an oncoming Toyota.
▪ The system will use intelligent retrieval technologies to increase the speed, ease and accuracy of answering customer support calls.
▪ Data compression can increase the effective speed at which a connection operates by getting rid of redundant information.
▪ He increased speed, impatient to reach his destination.
▪ In network economics the customer can expect increased speed and choice, and more responsibility as a customer.
▪ Rapid descent With increasing speed, the difficulties associated with descent and translation back to hovering flight become more acute.
▪ As in many western states, drivers in Nevada have increased their average speeds modestly since the limits were raised.
measure
▪ How does having their own individual time cause people traveling at different speeds to measure the same speed of light?
▪ Are we measuring time and speed or are we measuring something we think is time and speed?
▪ This is important because many devices for measuring low flow speeds in turn require calibration.
▪ Other features of the disc include a built-in metronome that permits players to measure and pace the speed of their playing.
▪ Then I could measure the speed of the wind inside me and know where on the scale I was in general located.
▪ It measures the speed at which you can download material from the Net.
▪ For the more advanced user the speed mode allows typists and companies to measure typing speeds.
▪ Efficiency could be measured in terms of speed of performance, the least amount of storage required or the least number of program lines.
move
▪ How can observers moving at different speeds all measure light at the same speed?
▪ Time was, not everyone had access to moving things at lightning speed, with neither brakes nor checks.
▪ With sixty million air travellers a year, such elements can move at some speed.
▪ He was the only one to keep moving at the same speed.
▪ Pupils will also move at different speeds for different activities.
▪ The anti-gay marriage bill is moving with unusual speed through Congress.
▪ It was moving at an incredible speed through the green desert.
▪ He was climbing like a goat, moving with extraordinary speed.
operate
▪ A large supply voltage and phase resistance are only required when the motor is operating at high speeds.
▪ Private local-area networks on the Internet operate at data transmission speeds of 10 to 100 megabits per second.
▪ By contrast, lasers and l.e.d.'s can operate at great speed.
▪ At operating speed there was no roaring, vibrating, or shaking, just a smooth whine from the turbine.
▪ Optical approaches also generate less heat and may eventually operate at speeds up to 1, 000 times faster than electronic approaches.
pick
▪ As the campaign picks up speed, the issue of character is likely to become more prominent.
▪ As they picked up speed along the main tarmac road it was already 3 a.m.
▪ The coach picked up speed as it rattled and jolted down to Forty-second Street.
▪ The yacht started to pick up speed.
▪ He picked up speed fast, and when we got to the clearing again, he banked very hard to the left.
▪ Brian Reade is back tomorrow Over the hill and picking up speed!
▪ A slowing economy lessens the threat that inflation will pick up speed.
reach
▪ These solar sails would be slow to accelerate, but could eventually reach high speeds - at zero fuel cost.
▪ The machinery sounds about you reach a steady cruising speed.
▪ After reaching speeds of 200 miles per hour enroute, you arrive at the barber shop.
▪ They gave chase along Drayton Road where they reached speeds of up to seventy miles an hour.
▪ The bicycle's special design means it can reach speeds of up to sixty miles an hour.
▪ Contemporary accounts say that it could reach quite high speeds on the rails and that it saved fuel.
▪ The swordfish is also known to reach high speeds.
▪ The vessels were remarkably fast, and on sea trials had reached a speed of over 34 knots.
reduce
▪ In an effort to cut costs, Nissan will reduce the breathtaking speed at which new models are rushed on to the market.
▪ Cycling officers were asked what measures they used to reduce traffic speed and if they had a cycling programme.
▪ Morgan reduced speed and checked his appearance in the rear-view mirror, driving with one hand.
▪ He reduced speed and carefully wiped each of his own damp hands on his coat.
▪ Plundering enroute was forbidden, probably because it reduced the speed of the army rather than for any ethical reasons.
▪ He would have liked to reduce speed but he was worried about what might be coming up behind him.
▪ Another interesting option is the use of wind turbines as windbreaks to reduce wind speed and erosion.
▪ The individual becomes apathetic and disinterested, reduces the speed of work and the care taken over work.
run
▪ During this time affected characters run at maximum speed away from it.
▪ Now, the economy is running at full speed.
▪ Thus P Q does not imply that P and q run at the same speed.
▪ Without looking back she fled away from the stream to the woods and ran with all the speed her fear gave her.
▪ I can run full speed, straight ahead, without a problem and I can cut to my right.
▪ The dowel is gripped in a drill, and run at low speed, with a little pressure.
▪ The man she suspected of stealing her purse was running at top speed along the subway platform and up the stairs.
travel
▪ Witnesses say the rover seemed to be travelling at high speed.
▪ As most travelers know, you can only travel at breakneck speed for so long.
▪ Guided buses, attached to rails at their sides, can travel at high speeds without needing drivers to steer them.
▪ For one thing, you are forgetting the basic fact that light travels at finite speed.
▪ High, high it went, travelling at speed.
▪ You see, Watson, if light is a particle, then it will travel at a speed determined by the emitter.
▪ They are caught very well since they are travelling at top speed.
▪ It is inevitable that tyres like that will blow out when travelling at a high speed.
PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
at (a) breathless pace/speed
▪ Indeed, Moffett worked at a breathless pace to ensure that those issues were addressed before the annual meeting took place.
▪ Though she has had little education, her vocabulary is excellent: she fountains out ideas and observations at breathless speed.
at breakneck speed/pace
▪ As most travelers know, you can only travel at breakneck speed for so long.
▪ Dorothy Newman nudged her fellow conspirator back to reality, then they ran at breakneck speed to their respective homes.
▪ If they had been alone ... She shook her head in disbelief; everything was suddenly moving at breakneck speed.
▪ Neither do I. Tradition is being manufactured at breakneck pace.
▪ Some guides are indeed very brief, suggesting visits at breakneck speed where only a few items or rooms will be seen.
con merchant/speed merchant etc
full speed/steam ahead
▪ In the meantime, the three cruise lines are moving full speed ahead with major expansion plans.
▪ And, full speed ahead ... the business sideline that's helping farmers rake in the cash.
▪ He talks full steam ahead for another five minutes.
▪ It's full steam ahead as investors get appetite for perks on a plate.
gather speed/force/momentum etc
▪ I said as the train gathered speed.
▪ I waited for it to gather momentum.
▪ She lifted it over the fence and set off across the little meadow, gathering speed and thoroughly enjoying it.
▪ The big trimotor gathered speed and roared off down the harbor for more than a mile but never got close to liftoff.
▪ The strikes continue to gather momentum.
▪ Then the van rolls forward, gathers speed, and drifts on by.
▪ These Christians were slow to gather forces for a Reconquista.
▪ Voucher trouble Shopworkers' union Usdaw has threatened to boycott the government's voucher system for asylum seekers as protests gather momentum.
more haste less speed
pick up speed/steam
▪ As they picked up speed along the main tarmac road it was already 3 a.m.
▪ If the economy is picking up steam, the recovery may be nipped in the bud by renewed Fed tightening.
▪ Indications the economy may be picking up steam hurt bonds by sparking concern inflation may accelerate, eroding bonds' fixed payments.
▪ Of course, good melody will sound fine at any tempo, so play slowly and gradually pick up speed.
▪ The black-out protest is expected to pick up steam after the president signs the bill.
▪ The coach picked up speed as it rattled and jolted down to Forty-second Street.
▪ The object thereupon begins to expand, and it will rapidly pick up speed.
sort of price/time/speed etc
▪ But it was the key sort of time, wasn't it?
▪ Got to call opposite number in Coventry office about outstanding claim ... 16.22 Meeting time not like any other sort of time.
▪ It was the sort of price any commander had to pay for hoped-for victory.
▪ It was the sort of time and place where poems flourished along with the vegetation.
▪ Most of us do not have that sort of time to spare.
▪ Of course, a tactless dealer irritated him even more at this sort of time.
▪ Of course, there were other sorts of times too.
speed/traffic humps
top speed
▪ The ferry's top speed is 25 mph.
▪ Gilfil gallops twenty miles at top speed, his hopes renewed, but he finds her listless and unseeing.
▪ He gunned the Budgie, and headed past the truck at top speed.
▪ Now everything seemed to happen at top speed.
▪ The cutters were then ordered by a signal flashed from the clifftops to close in at top speed.
▪ The man she suspected of stealing her purse was running at top speed along the subway platform and up the stairs.
▪ Then at top speed she raced for the keeper's cottage.
▪ Then, he put the problems down to a lack of top speed compared to other machines in the series.
▪ Voice over Sarajevo Airport; and the Hercules is unloaded at top speed.
turn of speed
▪ Although the kangaroo has a fast turn of speed on the plan, he is handicapped when climbing trees.
▪ He is a top goalkicker, has a good turn of speed and is an excellent all-round performer.
▪ It has a daunting and sinister turn of speed.
▪ It looked as though it was capable of a fair turn of speed, anyway.
▪ Rodber has huge potential, however, a great physique, a fair turn of speed and good hands.
▪ They were capable of a good turn of speed on the straight stretch between South Croydon and Purley.
▪ Tonson's printer and Purcell himself put on an extra turn of speed in case.
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
▪ Keep driving at a constant speed until I tell you differently.
▪ sensors which monitor speed and body movement
▪ The speed of change in the region has stunned everyone.
▪ The Earth moves round the Sun at a speed of 30 km per second.
▪ The Ferrari Testarossa has a top speed of 188 mph.
▪ the internal processing speed of a computer
▪ The train's designers claim it is capable of attaining speeds in excess of 350 kph.
▪ Watch your speed when the roads are wet.
▪ What was the speed of the car at the time of the accident?
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ For barbell take a note of the light, the colour of the water, the speed of current and the temperature.
▪ Internet advertising, until recently flourishing, is hitting its first speed bump.
▪ Not surprisingly, our overall supply posture as well as its speed of response improved markedly.
▪ Palace lacked the speed of thought, the wit and the crisp execution that their boss displayed in his post-match press conference.
▪ Puncturing the three blisters received while trying to impress fellow teacup riders with spin speed, get in line for Matterhorn.
▪ The speed at which everything then happened made it all seem rather unreal: I just couldn't get comfortable.
▪ The Embraer 120 turboprop is equipped with twin propellers designed to spin at a constant speed.
II.verb
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ ADVERB
away
▪ Around the corner of the building he saw a figure on a bike speeding away.
▪ He turned on to the highway, speeding away from the city.
▪ The man on the moped was already speeding away in the opposite direction.
by
▪ He has a rival in every direction, each vigilantly vying for the business that speeds by on six lanes of asphalt.
▪ Visitors have to take a local train to visit Delft; the express trains speed by.
▪ The rusty, cast-iron signs hardly register as motorists speed by.
▪ Now and then, a car speeds by from the other direction.
▪ He spotted a loaded-down Falcon speeding by on the boulevard, windows full of young laughing faces.
up
▪ Enzymes are protein molecules whose function is to speed up chemical reactions: that is, they are catalysts.
▪ Sometimes he or she is put on an exercise regimen that also speeds up the recovery.
▪ Auctions certainly speed up the house-buying process.
▪ Airlines there hire extra employees to ask those security questions, speeding up the process.
▪ Locally, the telephone was also speeding up business.
▪ The objectives of the program were to speed up renewal activities and to give communities more flexibility in renewal planning and implementation.
▪ Every reaction on a metabolic chart is speeded up by an enzyme.
▪ Perhaps life was flashing by like a tape player speeded up.
■ NOUN
car
▪ Eyewitnesses said the crashed car was speeding.
▪ In 1994, a Maryland State trooper saw a car speeding down Interstate 95.
▪ The perfect hidden racetrack, it seems, for car thieves to speed rally style, along miles of dirt tracks.
▪ Now and then, a car speeds by from the other direction.
development
▪ The all-embracing AD/Cycle combines a set of standards and interfaces to speed up application development.
▪ The use of modern contraceptives, they argued, would reduce fertility and speed economic and political development.
▪ The obvious dawned when a method of speeding the development time was spotted.
▪ It speeds development, he says.
▪ It includes the new Epick on-line documentation to speed application development.
▪ If they have not yet reached the clicking stage, the sound stimulates them to speed up their development.
▪ Beneficial development will be speeded up, damaging development checked and the green belt safeguarded.
pace
▪ Nevertheless, Muoi was widely regarded as a cautious leader who would be unlikely to speed up the pace of reform.
▪ Leaders and managers who are trying to speed up the pace of change in their organizations will find themselves pitted against job-mindedness.
process
▪ Auctions certainly speed up the house-buying process.
▪ It is not enough merely to speed up the process, however.
▪ Price began to speed the process.
▪ Airlines there hire extra employees to ask those security questions, speeding up the process.
▪ Will my right hon. Friend try to speed up that process in every possible way?
▪ How could we speed up the process of research and development?
▪ Potassium permanganate and sodium hypochlorite being added to anaerobic waste to speed the digestion process.
▪ According to Rothschilds the introduction of non-certification has speeded up the redemption process by eliminating the need to return share certificates.
recovery
▪ She believes that the respite of a holiday in Cambridge would speed my recovery.
▪ Sometimes he or she is put on an exercise regimen that also speeds up the recovery.
▪ It might speed up the eventual recovery in prices we all require to keep farming profitably in the future.
▪ They think it might speed his recovery.
▪ It is good to know that the doctors and the hospital team are working so hard to speed your recovery from cancer.
■ VERB
catch
▪ What is your best excuse for a motorway policeman who has just caught you speeding?
▪ Those visitors paid $ 769, 000 last year after they were caught speeding.
▪ If the Duke had been caught speeding today ... his fine would probably have been something like seven hundred pounds.
help
▪ It can help to speed up the work where an investigation involves the results from several different cases.
▪ A victory for the pragmatists may help them to speed up the reforms.
▪ The orbital movement of the blade, which helps to speed cutting by aiding the removal of sawdust, has three settings.
▪ Chamberlain was appalled by the barbarity of Kristallnacht, which undoubtedly helped to speed up immigration procedures.
try
▪ Leaders and managers who are trying to speed up the pace of change in their organizations will find themselves pitted against job-mindedness.
▪ Premiums are beginning to be waived, and three month rent holidays are being offered to try and speed up movement.
▪ Our government, perversely, even tried to speed it up.
▪ Will my right hon. Friend try to speed up that process in every possible way?
▪ Some of them try to speed it up: they work there, and smoke three packs of cigarettes a day.
▪ If he wishes me to try to speed up replies, I shall certainly do so.
▪ Do not try to speed up progress by doing more goals in any one week than you should.
PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
at (a) breathless pace/speed
▪ Indeed, Moffett worked at a breathless pace to ensure that those issues were addressed before the annual meeting took place.
▪ Though she has had little education, her vocabulary is excellent: she fountains out ideas and observations at breathless speed.
at breakneck speed/pace
▪ As most travelers know, you can only travel at breakneck speed for so long.
▪ Dorothy Newman nudged her fellow conspirator back to reality, then they ran at breakneck speed to their respective homes.
▪ If they had been alone ... She shook her head in disbelief; everything was suddenly moving at breakneck speed.
▪ Neither do I. Tradition is being manufactured at breakneck pace.
▪ Some guides are indeed very brief, suggesting visits at breakneck speed where only a few items or rooms will be seen.
con merchant/speed merchant etc
full speed/steam ahead
▪ In the meantime, the three cruise lines are moving full speed ahead with major expansion plans.
▪ And, full speed ahead ... the business sideline that's helping farmers rake in the cash.
▪ He talks full steam ahead for another five minutes.
▪ It's full steam ahead as investors get appetite for perks on a plate.
more haste less speed
sort of price/time/speed etc
▪ But it was the key sort of time, wasn't it?
▪ Got to call opposite number in Coventry office about outstanding claim ... 16.22 Meeting time not like any other sort of time.
▪ It was the sort of price any commander had to pay for hoped-for victory.
▪ It was the sort of time and place where poems flourished along with the vegetation.
▪ Most of us do not have that sort of time to spare.
▪ Of course, a tactless dealer irritated him even more at this sort of time.
▪ Of course, there were other sorts of times too.
speed/traffic humps
top speed
▪ The ferry's top speed is 25 mph.
▪ Gilfil gallops twenty miles at top speed, his hopes renewed, but he finds her listless and unseeing.
▪ He gunned the Budgie, and headed past the truck at top speed.
▪ Now everything seemed to happen at top speed.
▪ The cutters were then ordered by a signal flashed from the clifftops to close in at top speed.
▪ The man she suspected of stealing her purse was running at top speed along the subway platform and up the stairs.
▪ Then at top speed she raced for the keeper's cottage.
▪ Then, he put the problems down to a lack of top speed compared to other machines in the series.
▪ Voice over Sarajevo Airport; and the Hercules is unloaded at top speed.
turn of speed
▪ Although the kangaroo has a fast turn of speed on the plan, he is handicapped when climbing trees.
▪ He is a top goalkicker, has a good turn of speed and is an excellent all-round performer.
▪ It has a daunting and sinister turn of speed.
▪ It looked as though it was capable of a fair turn of speed, anyway.
▪ Rodber has huge potential, however, a great physique, a fair turn of speed and good hands.
▪ They were capable of a good turn of speed on the straight stretch between South Croydon and Purley.
▪ Tonson's printer and Purcell himself put on an extra turn of speed in case.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ He says that the technique has meant they can speed up research time, helping to stay ahead of the field.
▪ Now, inexplicably, just as he was about to reach his goal, things had suddenly speeded up.
▪ People visibly speeding will also get reported and residents will occasionally be joined by officers.
▪ She also wants the Legislature to increase penalties for drivers who speed in school zones.
▪ The changing nature of the corporation speeded this along.
▪ This could speed the spread of labeling.
▪ To speed up publication the presentations have been used unaltered so the book lacks a coherent style or structure.
▪ With warming temperatures, the life cycle speeds up.
Wikipedia

Speed

In everyday use and in kinematics, the speed of an object is the magnitude of its velocity (the rate of change of its position); it is thus a scalar quantity. The average speed of an object in an interval of time is the distance travelled by the object divided by the duration of the interval; the instantaneous speed is the limit of the average speed as the duration of the time interval approaches zero.

Speed has the dimensions of distance divided by time. The SI unit of speed is the metre per second, but the most common unit of speed in everyday usage is the kilometre per hour or, in the US and the UK, miles per hour. For air and marine travel the knot is commonly used.

The fastest possible speed at which energy or information can travel, according to special relativity, is the speed of light in a vacuum c = metres per second (approximately or ). Matter cannot quite reach the speed of light, as this would require an infinite amount of energy. In relativity physics, the concept of rapidity replaces the classical idea of speed.

Speed (1994 film)

Speed is a 1994 American action film directed by Jan de Bont in his feature film directorial debut. The film stars Keanu Reeves, Dennis Hopper, Sandra Bullock, Joe Morton, and Jeff Daniels. It became a surprise critical and commercial success, it won two Academy Awards, for Best Sound Editing and Best Sound Mixing at the 67th Academy Awards in early 1995. The film tells the story of an LAPD cop who tries to rescue civilians on a city bus rigged with a bomb programmed to explode if the bus slows down.

A sequel called Speed 2: Cruise Control was released in June 1997.

Speed (disambiguation)

Speed is the rate of motion, change, or activity.

Speed may also refer to:

Speed (1984 film)

Speed is a 1984 documentary written and directed by Greg MacGillivray of MacGillivray Freeman Films which chronicles the development of human technology as part of our desire to go faster than before.

It was originally produced for Six Flags Autoworld in Flint, Michigan.

In 1994 Knowledge Adventure worked with IMAX to make an MS-DOS game of the film.

Speed (card game)

Speed is a game for two or more players of the shedding family of card games, in which each player tries to get rid of all of his or her cards.

Speed (novel)

Speed, first published in 1970, was the first of three published works by William S. Burroughs, Jr., the son of the Beat Generation author William S. Burroughs.

Speed (instrumental)

"Speed" is the third single by Bond from their album Shine. This is a very rare promo single issued to nightclubs, DJs, and radio stations. It includes the mix that the quartet plays in their live concerts.

Speed (name)

Speed, as a name, may refer to:

Speed (TV channel)

Speed was a sports-oriented cable and satellite television network that was owned by the Fox Sports Media Group division of 21st Century Fox. The network was dedicated to motorsports programming, including auto racing, as well as automotive-focused programs.

Although the channel was based in the United States (its headquarters were located at University Research Park in Charlotte, North Carolina), Speed ceased being available to most American viewers as a standalone network with its own original programming on August 17, 2013, when it was replaced by the general-interest sports network Fox Sports 1. An "international" version of the network, now known as Fox Sports Racing, concurrently launched in Canada, the Caribbean and the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico to replace the domestic feed, airing archived Speed programming and live simulcasts of motorsports events carried by Fox Sports 1 and Fox Sports 2 in the United States that would be otherwise unavailable to international viewers.

When it originally launched in 1995 as Speedvision, the network carried a lineup featuring programs profiling the automobile and motorsports industries (including individual companies, vehicles and teams), how-to series, and coverage of various domestic and international racing series (such as the Formula One World Championship, Rolex Sports Car Series, and the American Le Mans Series). After it was acquired by News Corporation in 2001 and relaunched as Speed Channel, the network's programming became increasingly NASCAR-oriented; prior to its shutdown in the U.S., Speed's lineup consisted mostly of automotive-themed reality shows, NASCAR-related programs (including coverage of practice and qualifying sessions, and full coverage of the Camping World Truck Series), along with news programs focusing on motorsports. Most of Speed's live event programming was carried over to Fox Sports 1 (or sister network Fox Sports 2), and is simulcast on the Speed network that remains available outside the U.S.

Due to contractual changes associated with the relaunch, Fox was expected to temporarily distribute a version of Speed (separate from the international version) to fulfill contracts with providers that had not yet signed deals to carry Fox Sports 1, airing a loop of the network's past reality programming. Many of the programs once found on Speed can now be found in the United States on CBS Sports Network, MAVTV and Velocity (such as Gearz, My Classic Car, Chop Cut Rebuild, and Dream Car Garage as well as live coverage of racing events).

Speed (Japanese band)

Speed (stylized as SPEED) is a Japanese female vocal/dance group comprising Hiroko Shimabukuro, Eriko Imai, Takako Uehara and Hitoe Arakaki. All four members are former students of Okinawa Actors School which also trained popular artists Namie Amuro and MAX.

Speed made their major label debut on August 5, 1996 and became an immediate success. They would eventually become the most successful girl group anywhere in Asia with sales of over 20 million singles and albums in just three years and eight months. They disbanded on March 31, 2000 to pursue solo careers and to study.

Following their disbandment, the group reunited several times for charity, but on August 20, 2008 they officially announced plans to reunite permanently. They made their comeback on November 12, 2008 with the single "Ashita no Sora."

Speed (comics)

Speed (Thomas "Tommy" Shepherd) is a fictional character, a superhero and member of the Young Avengers, a team of teenaged superheroes in the Marvel Universe. He is a mutant that is patterned based on that of Quicksilver and first appeared in the comic book Young Avengers #10. In Young Avengers #12 he adopts the costumed identity Speed and joins the Young Avengers.

His story sees him discovering that he and the magical teen hero Wiccan are in fact long lost twin brothers, and that the pair are the sons of the Scarlet Witch and her husband Vision.

Speed (ride)

Speed is an amusement ride design produced by the Dutch company KMG.

It is commonly referred to as KMG Booster, due to its similarity with the Fabbri Booster ride.

It has become an extremely common ride on European travelling funfairs, particularly in the UK. This is due to a combination of the ride's spectacular visual impact, and its highly practical operation. The ride can be transported on only one trailer, and requires just three hours to build up.

Speed (2007 film)

Speed is a 2007 Bollywood action thriller film directed by Vikram Bhatt and produced by Harry Baweja. The film features an ensemble cast of Sanjay Suri, Urmila Matondkar, Aftab Shivdasani, Zayed Khan, Aashish Chaudhary and Tanushree Dutta in lead roles. It released on 19 October 2007. The storyline is a remake of the 2004 American film Cellular.

Speed (TV series)

Speed is a BBC television series about the history of fast vehicles, including aeroplanes, boats and cars. The show is presented by Jeremy Clarkson and consists of six episodes. Each focuses on a different aspect of speed. The series was first shown in the UK on BBC One in 2001, and was subsequently shown to an international audience on BBC World and in Australia on the HOW TO Channel. Jeremy Clarkson's Speed, a video containing an hour of highlights from the series was also released in 2001. The video was released on DVD, as part of The Jeremy Clarkson Collection in 2007.

Speed (serial)

Speed is a 1922 American action film serial directed by George B. Seitz. The story is a typically convoluted serial plot. Speed Stansbury is heir to a large fortune. A master criminal hires someone to frame Speed for murder and bank robbery. As Speed pursues the man who can prove his innocence to South America, he himself is followed by Lucy, the woman he loves.

Speed (Montgomery Gentry song)

"Speed" is a song written by Jeffrey Steele and Chris Wallin, and recorded by American country music duo Montgomery Gentry. It was released in December 2002 as the second single from their album My Town. The title from the cover of this single borrows its font from Speed Racer.

" She Couldn't Change Me" was included as a B-side.

Speed (1936 film)

Speed is a 1936 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer action film starring James Stewart in his first starring role, and Wendy Barrie. Although only a low-budget "B" movie, the film was notable for its realistic cinematography by Lester White, incorporating scenes from the Indianapolis 500 race and on-location shooting at the Muroc dry lake bed, used for high-speed racing by "hot rodders" in the 1930s. Advance publicity trumpeted that Stewart drove the specially-prepared "Falcon" to .

Speed (South Korean band)

Speed ( Korean: 스피드; commonly stylized as SPEED) was a South Korean boy group formed by MBK Entertainment (formerly known as Core Contents Media) in 2012. The group was formerly Coed School's male unit until they became an independent group in 2013. In late-2015, MBK Entertainment removed their profile page from the official website and it was reported that the group was disbanded, but MBK Entertainment has not confirmed this rumour.

Speed (Buck-Tick song)

"Speed" is the fourth single released by the Japanese rock band Buck Tick. It was released as the first single from the group's sixth studio album, Kurutta Taiyou, on January 21, 1991 through Victor Entertainment. The single was released as an 8 cm CD in a cassette-like sleeve case that featured a re-worked version of the cover to Kurutta Taiyou. "Speed" peaked at number 3 on the Oricon music chart during the third week of 1991. The single has sold over 170,000 copes worldwide.

Speed (Australian TV network)

Speed was an Australian satellite and cable television sports network dedicated to motorsport. The network was owned by Fox Sports Pty Limited and launched on 1 November 2010. It is a sister of the now defunct US channel of the same name, although it is no longer corporately connected due to the split of News Corporation, as Fox Sports Australia is included in News Corp and not 21st Century Fox.

On 2 November 2014, Speed closed and was replaced by Fox Sports 5.

The Collaborative International Dictionary

Speed

Speed \Speed\, n. [AS. sp?d success, swiftness, from sp?wan to succeed; akin to D. spoedd, OHG. spuot success, spuot to succees, Skr. sph[=a] to increase, grow fat. [root]170b.]

  1. Prosperity in an undertaking; favorable issue; success. ``For common speed.''
    --Chaucer.

    O Lord God of my master Abraham, I pray thee, send me good speed this day.
    --Gen. xxiv. 1

  2. 2. The act or state of moving swiftly; swiftness; velocity; rapidly; rate of motion; dispatch; as, the speed a horse or a vessel.

    Speed, to describe whose swiftness number fails.
    --Milton.

    Note: In kinematics, speedis sometimes used to denote the amount of velocity without regard to direction of motion, while velocity is not regarded as known unless both the direction and the amount are known.

  3. One who, or that which, causes or promotes speed or success. [Obs.] ``Hercules be thy speed!''
    --Shak.

    God speed, Good speed; prosperity. See Godspeed.

    Speed gauge, Speed indicator, & Speed recorder (Mach.), devices for indicating or recording the rate of a body's motion, as the number of revolutions of a shaft in a given time.

    Speed lathe (Mach.), a power lathe with a rapidly revolving spindle, for turning small objects, for polishing, etc.; a hand lathe.

    Speed pulley, a cone pulley with steps.

    Syn: Haste; swiftness; celerity; quickness; dispatch; expedition; hurry; acceleration. See Haste.

Speed

Speed \Speed\ (sp[=e]d), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Sped (sp[e^]d), Speeded; p. pr. & vb. n. Speeding.] [AS. sp[=e]dan, fr. sp[=e]d, n.; akin to D. spoeden, G. sich sputen. See Speed, n.]

  1. To go; to fare. [Obs.]

    To warn him now he is too farre sped.
    --Remedy of Love.

  2. To experience in going; to have any condition, good or ill; to fare.
    --Shak.

    Ships heretofore in seas like fishes sped; The mightiest still upon the smallest fed.
    --Waller.

  3. To fare well; to have success; to prosper.

    Save London, and send true lawyers their meed! For whoso wants money with them shall not speed!
    --Lydgate.

    I told ye then he should prevail, and speed On his bad errand.
    --Milton.

  4. To make haste; to move with celerity.

    I have speeded hither with the very extremest inch of possibility.
    --Shak.

  5. To be expedient. [Obs.]
    --Wyclif (2 Cor. xii. 1.)

Speed

Speed \Speed\, v. t.

  1. To cause to be successful, or to prosper; hence, to aid; to favor. ``Fortune speed us!''
    --Shak.

    With rising gales that speed their happy flight.
    --Dryden.

  2. To cause to make haste; to dispatch with celerity; to drive at full speed; hence, to hasten; to hurry.

    He sped him thence home to his habitation.
    --Fairfax.

  3. To hasten to a conclusion; to expedite.

    Judicial acts . . . are sped in open court at the instance of one or both of the parties.
    --Ayliffe.

  4. To hurry to destruction; to put an end to; to ruin; to undo. ``Sped with spavins.''
    --Shak.

    A dire dilemma! either way I 'm sped. If foes, they write, if friends, they read, me dead.
    --Pope.

  5. To wish success or god fortune to, in any undertaking, especially in setting out upon a journey.

    Welcome the coming, speed the parting guest.
    --Pope.

    God speed you, them, etc., may God speed you; or, may you have good speed.

    Syn: To dispatch; hasten; expedite; accelerate; hurry.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

speed

Old English spedan (intransitive) "to succeed, prosper, grow rich, advance," from the stem of speed (n.). Compare Old Saxon spodian, Middle Dutch spoeden "hasten," Old High German spuoton "to succeed, prosper," German sputen "make haste, hurry." Meaning "to go hastily from place to place, move rapidly" is attested from c.1200. Transitive meaning "cause to advance toward success" is from mid-13c.; that of "send forth with quickness, give a high speed to" is first recorded 1560s; that of "to increase the work rate of" (usually with up) is from 1856. Meaning "drive an automobile too fast" is from 1908. Related: Speeded; sped; speeding.

speed

Old English sped "success, a successful course; prosperity, riches, wealth; luck; opportunity, advancement," from Proto-Germanic *spodiz (cognates: Old Saxon spod "success," Dutch spoed "haste, speed," Old High German spuot "success," Old Saxon spodian "to cause to succeed," Middle Dutch spoeden, Old High German spuoten "to haste"), from PIE *spo-ti-, from root *spe- (1) "to thrive, prosper" (cognates: Sanskrit sphayate "increases," Latin sperare "to hope," Old Church Slavonic spechu "endeavor," Lithuanian speju "to have leisure").\n

\nMeaning "rapidity of movement, quickness, swiftness" emerged in late Old English (at first usually adverbially, in dative plural, as in spedum feran). Meaning "rate of motion or progress" (whether fast or slow) is from c.1200. Meaning "gear of a machine" is attested from 1866. Meaning "methamphetamine, or a related drug," first attested 1967, from its effect on users.\n

\nSpeed limit is from 1879 (originally of locomotives); speed-trap is from 1908. Speed bump is 1975; figurative sense is 1990s. Full speed is recorded from late 14c. Speed reading first attested 1965. Speedball "mix of cocaine and morphine or heroin" is recorded from 1909.

Wiktionary

speed

Etymology 1 n. 1 the state of moving quickly or the capacity for rapid motion; rapidity 2 the rate of motion or action, specifically (context mathematics English)/(context physics English) the magnitude of the velocity; the rate distance is traversed in a given time 3 (context photography English) the sensitivity to light of film, plates or sensor. 4 (context photography English) the duration of exposure, the time during which a camera shutter is open. 5 (context photography English) the largest size of the lens opening at which a lens can be used. 6 (context photography English) the ratio of the focal length to the diameter of a photographic objective. 7 (context slang uncountable English) any amphetamine drug used as a stimulant, especially illegally, especially methamphetamine 8 (context archaic English) luck, success, prosperity Etymology 2

vb. 1 (label en intransitive archaic) To succeed; to prosper, be lucky. 2 (label en transitive archaic) To help someone, to give them fortune; to aid or favour. 3 (label en intransitive) To go fast.

WordNet

speed

  1. n. distance travelled per unit time [syn: velocity]

  2. a rate (usually rapid) at which something happens; "the project advanced with gratifying speed" [syn: swiftness, fastness]

  3. changing location rapidly [syn: speeding, hurrying]

  4. the ratio of the focal length to the diameter of a (camera) lens system [syn: focal ratio, f number, stop number]

  5. a central nervous system stimulant that increases energy and decreases appetite; used to treat narcolepsy and some forms of depression [syn: amphetamine, pep pill, upper]

  6. [also: sped]

speed

  1. v. step on it; "He rushed down the hall to receive his guests"; "The cars raced down the street" [syn: rush, hotfoot, hasten, hie, race, pelt along, rush along, cannonball along, bucket along, belt along] [ant: linger]

  2. move faster; "The car accelerated" [syn: accelerate, speed up, quicken] [ant: decelerate]

  3. travel at an excessive or illegal velocity; "I got a ticket for speeding"

  4. move very fast; "The runner zipped past us at breakneck speed" [syn: travel rapidly, hurry, zip]

  5. cause to move faster; "He accelerated the car" [syn: accelerate, speed up] [ant: decelerate]

  6. [also: sped]

Gazetteer

Speed, NC -- U.S. town in North Carolina

Population (2000): 70
Housing Units (2000): 60
Land area (2000): 0.283009 sq. miles (0.732990 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 0.283009 sq. miles (0.732990 sq. km)
FIPS code: 63720
Located within: North Carolina (NC), FIPS 37
Location: 35.969978 N, 77.444081 W
ZIP Codes (1990):
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Headwords:
Speed, NC
Speed

Speed, KS -- U.S. city in Kansas

Population (2000): 44
Housing Units (2000): 27
Land area (2000): 0.146076 sq. miles (0.378335 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 0.146076 sq. miles (0.378335 sq. km)
FIPS code: 67175
Located within: Kansas (KS), FIPS 20
Location: 39.676825 N, 99.420214 W
ZIP Codes (1990):
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Headwords:
Speed, KS
Speed

Usage examples of "speed".

Even the news that the Yorktown, after quelling the fires and resuming fleet speed, had been torpedoed in a second attack, was again ablaze and listing, and might be abandoned, could be taken in stride.

In response to his gesture, eyes now fully formed and ablaze, the two clouds of sooty vapor that had been hovering impatiently by his steel-booted feet ballooned to the size of black buffalo as they sped gleefully away from the dais to intercept the impudent, foolhardy human.

Five minutes later the Lackawanna, Captain Marchand, going at full speed, delivered her blow also at right angles on the port side, abreast the after end of the armored superstructure.

For instance, as dust and gas from the outer layers of nearby ordinary stars fall toward the event horizon of a black hole, they are accelerated to nearly the speed of light.

Recall that an object is accelerating if either the speed or the direction of its motion changes.

At the edge of the field of vision, the Doppler telemeter and accelerometer spat out their little red numbers so rapidly that it was difficult to read the indicated speed.

Although nicotine is the most powerful addictive drug known to mankind, it only relates to the speed in which it traps its victims.

Cocaine has a high addictive potential because of the speed with which it blocks the dopamine transporters.

Because of the speed - and thus the intensity - of the onset of the rush, smoking is the most addictive mode of delivery for illicit drugs.

Toward the end of her adolescence, her life had speeded up, then there had been a long dull period.

The torrent of that wide and raging river Is passed, and our aereal speed suspended.

Argentine Base, Deception Island, disclosed that, on July 3, 16 persons including three Chilean sub officers had observed an aerial object over the northern area of the island moving in a north-northeast direction, varying speed, oscillatory course, changing yellow-green-orange color, leaving a contrail at 30 degrees elevation.

Still on the same day, at the Argentine base at Orkney Island, two meteorological observers sighted an aerial object flying at high speed on a parabolic trajectory, course E-W, white luminosity, causing disturbance in the magnetic field registered on geomagnetic instruments with patterns notably out of the normal.

Of course, an aerial warship will have to be big, for it will have to carry extra machinery to give it extra speed, and it will have to carry a certain armament, and a large crew will be needed.

Much as he disliked to interfere with the operation of the aeroplane, the young officer felt that it was necessary that some means should be taken to compel Mortlake to reduce speed.