1. To move or pass through something with great speed. Luckily, a traffic camera caught the car's license plate as it sped through the red light.
2. To progress or proceed through something with great speed, especially in a hasty, careless, or indifferent manner. I just felt like the pastor sped through the wedding ceremony. If you speed through the material, you're not going to remember it on the day of the exam.
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1. To accomplish or proceed with something swiftly and energetically: The students sped through the easy assignment.
2. To move rapidly through something: The train sped through the countryside.
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