speed up

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speed up (third-person singular simple present speeds up, present participle speeding up, simple past and past participle speeded up or sped up)

  1. (idiomatic, intransitive) To accelerate; to increase speed.
    The car sped up as it went around the corner.
  2. (transitive) To increase the speed of something; to make something go faster.
    You shouldn't speed up your car when you go around corners.

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