Definition of Speed up

1. Verb. Move faster. "These cars won't speed up "; "The car accelerated"

Exact synonyms: Accelerate, Quicken, Speed
Specialized synonyms: Brisk, Brisk Up, Brisken
Generic synonyms: Deepen, Intensify
Derivative terms: Accelerative, Acceleratory, Quickening, Speed, Speed, Speed, Speedup
Antonyms: Decelerate



2. Verb. Cause to move faster. "He accelerated the car"

Definition of Speed up

1. Verb. (idiomatic) To accelerate, to increase speed ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Speed Up

speed limit
speed limiter
speed limits
speed loader
speed loaders
speed networking
speed of light
speed of sound
speed queen
speed run
speed skate
speed skater
speed skating
speed trap
speed traps
speed up (current term)
speedball
speedballed
speedballer
speedballers
speedballing
speedboarder
speedboarders
speedboarding
speedboat
speedboating
speedboatings
speedboats
speedbump

Literary usage of Speed up

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Transactions of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers by American Institute of Electrical Engineers (1908)
"... at any speed up to 18.5 miles per hr. This is for continuous duty. At maximum duty for short periods the FIG. ..."

2. Dyke's Automobile and Gasoline Engine Encyclopedia by Andrew Lee Dyke (1919)
"speed up the engine a little by opening or moving the throttle lever towards you, a couple of notches. Al«o, advance the spark to a normal running position, ..."

3. Roosevelt in the Kansas City Star: War-time Editorials by Theodore Roosevelt (1921)
"TELL THE TRUTH AND speed up THE WAR JANUARY 4, 1918 ANY maji who at this time leaves undone anything to increase our fighting efficiency is a foe of America ..."

4. Roosevelt in the Kansas City Star: War-time Editorials by Theodore Roosevelt (1921)
"speed up THE WORK FOR THE ARMY AND GIVE ALL WHO ENTER IT FAIR PLAY AUGUST 23, 1918 OUR Government must learn that needless delay is worse ..."

5. The Manufacture of Pulp and Paper: A Textbook of Modern Pulp and Paper Mill by J. Newell Stephenson (1921)
"Therefore, if a series motor without load be connected to the line, it will tend to speed up more and more, but it can never reach the point where the ..."

6. The Manufacture of Pulp and Paper: A Textbook of Modern Pulp and Paper Mill by J. Newell Stephenson (1921)
"Therefore, if a series motor without load be connected to the line, it will tend to speed up more and more, but it can never reach the point where the ..."

7. The Future of German Industrial Exports: Practical Suggestions for by Siegfried Herzog (1918)
"Capital Does Not Exist Independently of the State"—Prods to speed up "Progress"—Compulsory Reports of Discoveries—The Veil of Mystery to Enshroud German ..."

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