speed off


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speed off

To leave or depart very quickly or hastily, especially by driving. The criminals sped off just before the police arrived. He sped off when he heard the teachers approaching.
See also: off, speed
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

speed off

v.
To leave or drive off rapidly: She hopped in her car and sped off. The ambulance sped off to the hospital.
See also: off, speed
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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Witnesses heard the van screech to a halt at around 11am on Monday and saw the abductors overpower their victim and speed off.
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She is liaising with the Metropolitan Police anti-terrorism branch after reporting seeing a motorcyclist speed off minutes before the bombs exploded.
A WOMAN has told how she saw river-death mum Kelly Toye speed off moments before she died with her two children.
She is liasing with the Metropolitan Police anti-terrorism branch after reporting seeing a motorcyclist speed off minutes before the bombs exploded.
DC Jim Hendrick, of Govan CID, said: "I would like anyone who witnessed the attack, or saw the car speed off, to get in touch."
Witnesses say they heard shots before a brown Volvo car speed off from a house on Cooke Street off the Ormeau Road in Belfast.