Phrasal Verbs

speed up

This page is about the phrasal verb speed up


to move faster, or to increase the speed of something



For example

  • speed up When the lights turn amber, you should slow down, not speed up.

  • speed sth up Drugs like cocaine and amphetamines speed the heart up, and they can even cause a heart attack.

  • speed up sth If we don't speed up construction, we'll miss the completion date.

Quick Quiz

If you don't speed up, we're going to be

a. late

b. early

c. on time

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