speed away

(redirected from sped away)

speed away

To leave or depart (from someone or something) very quickly, especially on or in some kind of vehicle. The kids rode up on their bikes, pelted us with water balloons, then sped away as quickly as they arrived. The bank robbers sped away in the bright red sports car, which the police had little trouble tracking down. I sped away from the area as soon as I saw our teacher approaching.
See also: away, speed

speed away (from someone or something)

to move or drive away very fast from someone or something. The taxi sped away from the passenger who had just alighted. The car sped away from the accident. The motorcycle sped away.
See also: away, speed
References in classic literature ?
Mr Quilp delivered this last command in such a very energetic voice, and moreover accompanied it with such a sudden gesture, indicative of an intention to spring out of his hammock, and, night-capped as he was, bear his wife home again through the public streets, that she sped away like an arrow.
And the young Prince, the relentless rival of the Great King, sped away upon his fiery steed, -- this future Stadtholder who had been but the day before very uncertainly established in his new power, but for whom the burghers of the Hague had built a staircase with the bodies of John and Cornelius, two princes as noble as he in the eyes of God and man.
Then I sped away in a guilty hurry, and even when I was a mile from the church I was still glancing back, every moment, to see if I was being pursued.
A single time she circled far aloft--and then straight as an arrow she sped away.
Opening the house-door gently, and casting a look of mingled gratitude and terror at his deliverer, he took the direction which had been indicated to him, and sped away like the wind.
Colia Ivolgin had come back to his hotel about seven o'clock, owing to a sudden impulse which made him refuse to dine at the Epanchins', and, finding a note from the prince awaiting him, had sped away to the latter's address.
Once more there was a full audience on deck to listen to the sailors' chorus as they got the anchor up, and to wave an adieu to the land as we sped away from Naples.
Slowly and in the midst of this most solemn silence the minutes sped away, and while they sped the full moon passed deeper and deeper into the shadow of the earth, as the inky segment of its circle slid in awful majesty across the lunar craters.
He hastened from the house, walked swiftly down the avenue to the lodge, where he kept his bicycle, left word there that he was going for an excursion and should probably not return in time for dinner, mounted, and sped away recklessly along the Riverside Road.
A midnight, the NHMP personnel signalled a suspicious car on the Peshawar-Islamabad Motorway to stop, however, its driver sped away. The police chased the car, its inmates stopped the vehicle near Nowshehra and taking advantage of darkness of the night ran away.
Moments later, one of the men pulled a pistol and opened fire, and sped away.
The driver sped away, reaching speeds of over 50 mph on residential streets, police said.
The driver of the vehicle sped away, the police added.
The passenger then got on the assailant's motorcycle and both sped away. Magtangob's body was found beside his tricycle.
Kumar said he was dragged after he tried to stop a Innova car which collided with the toll barrier and sped away from Kherki Daula toll in Gurugram.