Meaning of SPEED in English

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.

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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.

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