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speed

 
 
pronunciation:
spid
parts of speech:
noun, verb
phrases:
speed up
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part of speech: noun
definition: rate of motion.
This car can travel at a very high speed.
similar words:
pace
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part of speech: verb
inflections: speeds, speeding, sped, speeded
definition: to drive a vehicle faster than the law allows.
Ted got a ticket because he was speeding.
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phrase: speed up
derivation: speeder (n.)
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