speed by

speed by

1. To move, pass, or lapse quickly. Wow, the time has really sped by—I can't believe we're nearly at the end of our trip! I tried to catch the license plate number of the car speeding by, but it was too fast.
2. To move past someone or something very quickly. Followed by a noun or pronoun of the person or thing being passed. It really startled me when the motorcycle sped by our car. I tried to get the teacher's attention, but she sped right by me.
See also: by, speed

speed by

v.
1. To pass quickly, as of a moving object or an interval of time: During vacation, the days sped by.
2. To pass someone or something quickly: The car sped by me.
See also: by, speed
References in classic literature ?
Just so," replied Nicholl; "but in what proportion do you estimate the diminution of speed by friction?
If the City Council does not vote to increase the speed limits at their meeting next week, the police will be forced to estimate drivers' speed by keeping pace with cars - a tactic that introduces a public hazard, officers said.
To apply relaxation through the Flying 30's, the coach must order the sprinter to accelerate to full speed by the first cone in the 30m speed zone.
It is widely known that cooling CMOS integrated circuits (IC) to cryogenic temperatures increases system speed by improving basic device and circuit parameters.