- 1[intransitive] + adv./prep. (formal) to move along quickly The car sped along the road toward the village. He sped away on his bike. They sped off to get help.
- 2[transitive] speed somebody/something + adv./prep. (formal) to take someone or something somewhere very quickly, especially in a vehicle The cab speeded them into the center of the city.
- 3[transitive] speed something (formal) to make something happen more quickly The drugs will speed her recovery. drive too fast
- 4[intransitive] (usually used in the progressive tenses) to drive faster than the speed that is legally allowed The police caught him speeding. Phrasal Verbsspeed up
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NAmE//spid//In senses 1 and 2 sped is also used for the past tense and past participle.Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they speed
he / she / it speeds
past simple speeded
-ing form speeding