speed

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noun
ADJECTIVE
amazing, astonishing, breakneck, fast, good, great, high, incredible, lightning, phenomenal, remarkable, startling, surprising, terrific (esp. BrE)

The new houses have been built with astonishing speed.

He drove us to the hospital at breakneck speed.

low, slow
full, maximum, top, warp (informal, humorous, esp. AmE)

Business is moving at warp speed.

excess

90% of car accidents involve excess speed.

constant, steady
average, normal
increased
operating, processing, processor, running

the increase in processor speeds for home computers

The machinery is regulated to a safe running speed.

broadband, connection, download

We offer subscribers a download speed of 8 MB.

cruising, flying
supersonic

jets flying at supersonic speed

traffic (esp. BrE), etc.
air, wind
engine
shutter

The camera will choose a fast shutter speed.

… OF SPEED
burst

The Kenyan runner put on a sudden burst of speed over the last 50 yards.

rate (AmE)

He was traveling at a high rate of speed.

VERB + SPEED
attain, reach

The car reaches a speed of 60 miles per hour within five seconds.

build up, gain, gather, increase, pick up

The train pulled out of the station, slowly gathering speed.

lose
kill, reduce

Motorists are asked to reduce their speed in wet conditions.

maintain

The boat maintained a steady speed while the sea was calm.

move at, run at, travel at

The glacier moves at an average speed of about six feet per day.

Radio waves travel at the speed of light.

measure
SPEED + VERB
increase
decrease
SPEED + NOUN
control, reduction, restriction (esp. BrE)
record

He set a new land speed record in this car.

bump (esp. AmE), hump (BrE)
camera (BrE), trap
PREPOSITION
at speed (= fast)

The car was moving at speed when the accident happened.

at lightning speed

in speed

a significant increase in speed

with speed

Hedgehogs, though small, can move with surprising speed.

speed of

The ships have a maximum speed of 18 knots.

PHRASES
at full speed, full speed

He was running at full speed when a tendon snapped in his leg.

full speed ahead

The boat can be brought to a stop from full speed ahead within her own length.

the speed of light, the speed of sound

Concorde crossed the Atlantic at twice the speed of sound.

a turn of speed (BrE)

For a small car it has a good turn of speed.

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verb
Speed is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑traffic, ↑train
Speed is used with these nouns as the object: ↑delivery, ↑recovery

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