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speed

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1 a high rate of movement or performance
  • We dashed off the remaining paperwork with as much speed as possible so we could leave for the long weekend.
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2 a person or thing that is preferred over others
  • That kind of old-fashioned horror movie is just my speed.
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cup of tea

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haste, hurry, speed, expedition, dispatch mean quickness in movement or action. haste applies to personal action and implies urgency and precipitancy and often rashness.
    • marry in haste
hurry often has a strong suggestion of agitated bustle or confusion.
    • in the hurry of departure she forgot her toothbrush
speed suggests swift efficiency in movement or action.
    • exercises to increase your reading speed
expedition and dispatch both imply speed and efficiency in handling affairs but expedition stresses ease or efficiency of performance and dispatch stresses promptness in concluding matters.
    • the case came to trial with expedition
    • paid bills with dispatch

speed

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to proceed or move quickly
  • a bullet train speeding across the lush countryside
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beat it, get a move on, make tracks, shake a leg, step on it

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