speed demon


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speed demon

1. Someone who drives very fast in their car, especially over the legal speed limit. I used to be an awful speed demon, but I got so many tickets that I nearly lost my license. OK, I know we're running late, but there's no need to be such a speed demon. I'd rather arrive alive.
2. An athlete who runs, skates, swims, cycles, etc., very fast. The team's new running back is one hell of a speed demon. The speed demon already had eight Olympic gold medals for cycling, and he finally added a Tour de France championship to his list of accolades.
3. Someone or something that performs an action much faster than is usual. I can't believe you've already read through all these reports. You're a real speed demon! Th tablet's new CPU is a speed demon, all right, but it eats through the battery like nobody's business.
See also: demon, speed

speed demon

1. n. a fast runner; a fast driver. Tom is a speed demon. He qualified for the Olympics.
2. n. a habitual user of methamphetamine. (Drugs.) When they are high, most speed demons don’t know what they are doing.
See also: demon, speed
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MICHAEL OWEN: May not be the speed demon he was, now he's hit the grand old age of 24, but he still knows a thing or two about scoring great goals.
And Gordon Elliott, who trained Don Cossack to win last Sunday's John Durkan Memorial Chase at Punchestown in the familiar maroon and white colours, could provide them with further success, at a lower level, with SPEED DEMON and ALTIEPIX.
WARWICKSHIRE speed demon Jordan King will have the chance to shine as the Formula One circus heads to India.
Among the other highest bidders, was speed demon, Stephen Clarke, who is now the proud owner of the World Record Setting 0-100-0mph Caterham R500.
Admitting that his form had been 'encouraging and frustrating at the same time' - since had he started further up the grid, he might well have been able to do battle for the podium - the fact that the 16-year-old Stoneleighbased speed demon took the chequered flag as the leading Manor driver having begun behind all three of his teammates spoke volumes.
It's quite common for HGV drivers to take it upon themselves to shut off a lane in the face of a speed demon.
This event being a showcase for all things automotive will let people see where they can find an outlet for their inner speed demon, in a safe and controlled environment, away from the public roads.
Speed demon Colin McRae launched an incredible assault on the Catalunya Rally crown yesterday.
To help you recognise the speed demon, who has been a vital cog in the club's wheel of success this season, here are some clues.
Chorley, Lancs 11 am; PHANTASTIC MR FOX It skulks around the headstones; SPEED DEMON The creature decides to make itself scarce
SPEED DEMON The creature decides to make itself scarce; PHANTASTIC MR FOX He skulks around some headstones; Chorley, Lancs 11 am