speeding

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Verb[edit]

speeding

  1. Present participle of speed.

Adjective[edit]

speeding (not comparable)

  1. That speeds.
    We were overtaken on the inside by a speeding motorcyclist.

Noun[edit]

speeding (countable and uncountable, plural speedings)

  1. acceleration
    • 1826, Roger North, The Lives of the Right Hon. Francis North, Baron Guilford; the Hon. Sir Dudley North; and the Hon. and Rev. Dr. John North
      [] a hearing, with a file of orders in the solicitor's bundle, as big as the common-prayer-book, for commissions, injunctions, publications, speedings, delayings, and other interlocutories; all dear ware to the client in every respect.
    • Oliver Sacks, Awakenings
      We have seen Parkinsonism as sudden starts and stops, as odd speedings and slowings.
  2. Driving faster than the legal speed limit.
    He was fined $100 for speeding.

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