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up to speed

Definition of up to speed

  1. 1 :  having the latest information about something <Everyone here is up to speed on the new plan.> <Let me bring you up to speed on our plans.>

  2. 2 :  having the knowledge that is needed to do or understand something <It will take some time for the new secretary to get up to speed (on the job).>



Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  in or into a higher position or level

    :  away from the center of the earth

    :  from beneath the ground or water to the surface

  1. :  risen above the horizon

    :  standing

    :  being out of bed

  1. : used as a function word to indicate motion to or toward or situation at a higher point of

    :  up into or in the

    :  in a direction regarded as being toward or near the upper end or part of

  1. :  one in a high or advantageous position

    :  an upward slope

    :  a period or state of prosperity or success

  1. :  to rise from a lying or sitting position

    :  to move upward :  ascend

    : used with and and another verb to indicate that the action of the following verb was either surprisingly or abruptly initiated

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  1. :  prosperity in an undertaking :  success

    :  the act or state of moving swiftly :  swiftness

    : :  rate of motion: as

  1. :  to prosper in an undertaking

    :  get along, fare

    :  to make haste



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