turn of speed

noun phrase
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of turn of speed

British
: an increase in speed or progress
  • The horse gave an impressive turn of speed.

Word by Word Definitions

turn play
  1. : to cause to move around an axis or a center : make rotate or revolve

  2. : to cause to move around so as to effect a desired end (as of locking, opening, or shutting)

  3. : to affect or alter the functioning of (something, such as a mechanical device) or the level of (something, such as sound) by such movement

  1. : the action or an act of turning about a center or axis : revolution, rotation

  2. : any of various rotating or pivoting movements in dancing or gymnastics

  3. : the action or an act of giving or taking a different direction : change of course or posture : such as

speed play
  1. : prosperity in an undertaking : success

  2. : the act or state of moving swiftly : swiftness

  3. : rate of motion: such as

  1. : to prosper in an undertaking

  2. : get along, fare

  3. : to make haste


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