speed

I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
v. i. haste, hasten, hurry, accelerate. —n. velocity, dispatch, expedition, swiftness.
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(Roget's IV) n.
Syn. swiftness, celerity, briskness, activity, eagerness, haste, hurry, promptitude, acceleration, dispatch, velocity, readiness, agility, liveliness, quickness, momentum, promptness, expedition, rapidity, alacrity, pace, precipitation, rush, precipitancy, urgency, legerity, rate, headway, breeze*, bat*, clip*, snap*, steam*.
Ant. slowness*, tardiness, dilatoriness.
See Synonym Study at haste . v.
1. [To move rapidly]
Syn. race, rush, hurry, go fast, ride hard, put on sail, go like the wind*, cut along*, crowd sail, bowl along*, cover ground*, gun the motor*, give her the gas*, go all out*, gear up*, go it*, break the sound barrier*; see also race 1 .
2. [To promote]
Syn. expedite, advance, further; see promote 1 .
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
I
n.
swiftness, quickness, velocity, fleet-ness, rapidity, celerity, hustle, promptness, acceleration, rush, pace.
ANT.: slowness, sluggishness
II
v.
rush, hurry, fly, zoom, race, whiz, go like the wind, hustle, dash, tear, sprint, *go like lightning, run, hightail, *go like hell, *floor it, accelerate.
ANT.: move in slow motion, crawl, drag
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I noun 1. Rate of motion or performance: pace, tempo, velocity. Informal: clip1. See FAST. 2. Rapidness of movement or activity: celerity, dispatch, expedition, expeditiousness, fleetness, haste, hurry, hustle, quickness, rapidity, rapidness, speediness, swiftness. See FAST. II verb 1. To increase the speed of. Also used with up: accelerate, expedite, hasten, hurry, hustle, quicken, step up. See FAST. 2. To move swiftly: bolt, bucket, bustle, dart, dash, festinate, flash, fleet, flit, fly, haste, hasten, hurry, hustle, pelt2, race, rocket, run, rush, sail, scoot, scour2, shoot, sprint, tear1, trot, whirl, whisk, whiz, wing, zip, zoom. Informal: hotfoot, rip. Slang: barrel, highball. Chiefly British: nip1. Idioms: get a move on, get cracking, go like lightning, go like the wind, hotfoot it, make haste, make time, make tracks, run like the wind, shake a leg, step (or jump) on it. See MOVE.

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