speed

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈspiːd/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/spid/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(spēd)

Inflections of 'speed' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
speeds
v 3rd person singular
speeding
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
sped
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed." (All usages)
speeded
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed." (Only for "speed up")
sped
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked." (All usages)
speeded
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked." (Only with "speed up")
WordReference English Collocations © 2020

speed

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. the [maximum, legal, permitted] speed
  2. a [high, low, fast, crawling, dangerous] speed
  3. (at) an [incredible, alarming, excessive] speed
  4. a [traveling, driving] speed of
  5. a [slow, fast] [internet, connection] speed
  6. the [car, motorbike, bus] was traveling at (great) speed
  7. the speed at which the [car] was traveling
  8. [measure, control, reduce] the speed of the traffic
  9. the [car] reduced its speed
  10. the [athlete, bike] got to speed in [five seconds, no time]
  11. [talked, walked] at a [fast, slow] speed
  12. travels at the speed of [light, sound]
  13. is faster than the speed of [light, thought]
  14. her speed won her the [race, competition]
  15. my [bike, bicycle] has [seven] speeds
  16. at a speed of [70] miles per hour
  17. the speed of the [throw, shot, hit]
  18. the [business, firm, company] is not up to speed
  19. need to get up to speed on my [math, history]
  20. need to get up to speed before my [exam, presentation]
  21. full speed ahead!
  22. drugs, slang: [cheap, cut, high-grade, pure] speed
  23. drugs, slang: is [taking, high on] speed
n as adj
  1. a speed [radar, camera, control, ramp]
  2. a high-speed [railway, train, service]
  3. [is, drives like] a speed demon
v
  1. sped to [the store, work]
  2. speeding to [arrive, get]
  3. speed through the [town, streets]
  4. speed through the [book, process, instructions, exam]
  5. speed on the [highway, freeway]
  6. speed by the [school, store]
  7. speed up (to make the light)
  8. speed down the [street, road]
  9. a [car, motorcycle, truck] came speeding towards us
  10. the [car] was speeding towards us
  11. the [car, motorbike, driver] sped [away, off]
  12. is speeding ahead (of)
  13. [caught, pulled over, fined] (for) speeding
  14. speed into a [relationship, marriage]
  15. don't speed into things
  16. speed the [guests, witnesses, participants] out
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