This way he pulled scores from the death marches, and speeded them back to Budapest.
He whirled the wheel over, and speeded up the engine, just in time to avoid whatever it was.
By some trick of radiation this process has been speeded up here.
Waving farewell to the pretty girl, the young aviator turned the auto about and speeded for his home and the shops adjoining it.
They speeded by sentinel after sentinel, who smiled and murmured, "Les Anglais."
Then the engine leaped forward like a thing of life, and speeded down the valley.
And Wilson speeded up the transport of his army in a marvellous way.
Quickly he speeded up the engine, giving the cylinders all the gasolene they would take, and he also began to advance the spark.
Oh, I guess its going all right, came from Jerry, as he speeded up the car.
The clatter of mowing machines filled the valley; the horses were speeded up to recover lost time.
Old English sped "success, prosperity, advancement," from Proto-Germanic *spodiz (cf. Old Saxon spod "success," Dutch spoed "haste, speed," Old High German spuot "success," Old Saxon spodian "to cause to succeed," Middle Dutch spoeden, Old High German spuoten "to haste"), from PIE *spo-ti- "speed," from *spe- "to thrive, prosper" (cf. Sanskrit sphayate "increases," Latin sperare "to hope," Old Church Slavonic spechu "endeavor," Lithuanian speju "to have leisure").
Meaning "quickness of motion or progress" emerged in late Old English (usually adverbially, in dative plural, e.g. spedum feran), emerging fully in early Middle English. Meaning "gear of a machine" is attested from 1866. Meaning "methamphetamine, or a related drug," first attested 1967, from its effect on users. Speed bump is 1975; figurative sense is 1990s. Full speed is recorded from late 14c. Speed reading first attested 1965. Speedball "mix of cocaine and morphine or heroin" is recorded from 1909.
Old English spedan "to succeed, prosper, advance" (see speed (n.)). Meaning "to go fast" is attested from c.1300. Meaning "to send forth with quickness" is first recorded 1560s; that of "to increase the work rate of" (usually with up) is from 1856. Related: Speeded; speeding.
The ratio of the distance traveled by an object (regardless of its direction) to the time required to travel that distance. Compare velocity.
An amphetamine, esp Methedrine2 (1960s+ Narcotics)