at speed
phrasal chiefly British fast, rapidly

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • at speed — adverb : rapidly the motorboat swung in a half circle, bore down upon them at speed Erle Stanley Gardner sailed at speed across the wind Eileen Robertson * * * quickly a car flashed past them at speed * * * at speed chiefly Brit : very quickly :… …   Useful english dictionary

  • at speed — quickly. → speed …   English new terms dictionary

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  • speed — ► NOUN 1) the rate at which someone or something moves or operates. 2) rapidity of movement or action. 3) each of the possible gear ratios of a bicycle. 4) the light gathering power or f number of a camera lens. 5) the duration of a photographic… …   English terms dictionary

  • speed — speed1 W1S2 [spi:d] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(of movement)¦ 2¦(of action)¦ 3¦(fast)¦ 4¦(photography)¦ 5¦(drug)¦ 6 five speed/ten speed etc 7 up to speed ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [: Old English; Origin: sped success, quickness ] …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Speed reading — Jimmy Carter and his daughter Amy participate in a speed reading course …   Wikipedia

  • speed — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ amazing, astonishing, breakneck, fast, good, great, high, incredible, lightning, phenomenal …   Collocations dictionary

  • speed — 1 W1, S2 /spi:d/ noun 1 OF MOVEMENT (C, U) how fast something moves or travels: What speed are we doing? | Police are advising motorists to reduce speed. | pick up/gather speed (=gradually start to travel faster): Once outside the station, the… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • speed — [[t]spi͟ːd[/t]] ♦♦ speeds, speeding, sped, speeded (The form of the past tense and past participle is sped in meaning 5 but speeded for the phrasal verb.) 1) N VAR: with supp The speed of something is the rate at which it moves or travels. He… …   English dictionary

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