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Speed Speed, v. t. 1. To cause to be successful, or to prosper; hence, to aid; to favor. ``Fortune speed us!'' --Shak. [1913 Webster]

With rising gales that speed their happy flight. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

2. To cause to make haste; to dispatch with celerity; to drive at full speed; hence, to hasten; to hurry. [1913 Webster]

He sped him thence home to his habitation. --Fairfax. [1913 Webster]

3. To hasten to a conclusion; to expedite. [1913 Webster]

Judicial acts . . . are sped in open court at the instance of one or both of the parties. --Ayliffe. [1913 Webster]

4. To hurry to destruction; to put an end to; to ruin; to undo. ``Sped with spavins.'' --Shak. [1913 Webster]

A dire dilemma! either way I 'm sped. If foes, they write, if friends, they read, me dead. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

5. To wish success or god fortune to, in any undertaking, especially in setting out upon a journey. [1913 Webster]

Welcome the coming, speed the parting guest. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

{God speed you}, {them}, etc., may God speed you; or, may you have good speed. [1913 Webster]

Syn: To dispatch; hasten; expedite; accelerate; hurry. [1913 Webster]


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