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speed freak

A drug user who abuses or is addicted to an amphetamine, especially methamphetamine (also known as "speed"). This state is a thoroughfare for methamphetamine to the rest of the country, so it's little wonder that there are so many speed freaks here.
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speed freak

and speedhead
n. a drug user who injects methamphetamine; an amphetamine user. (Drugs and general slang.) Speed freaks, not heroin addicts, account for a high proportion of drug-related crime.
See also: freak, speed
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A passing film-student type dressed in black rushes out of the crowd, a shock of dyed red hair flopping over one eye and his other eye doing speedfreak pinwheels in its socket.
On his crystal set, we pick up a spackle of speedfreak dee-jay and street-snitch styling, a Ping-Pong of vaudeville and harangue, the competing monologues of stand-up comic and manic-depressive analysand, as if Lenny Bruce channeled Kafka--or, in Sabbath's Theater, Celine.
Any police motorcycle rider is a trained professional, not some speedfreak tearing up the road.
The majority of deaths were motorcyclists,but some were innocents,out for a gentle drive on a Sunday afternoon, whose lives a redestroyed by mad speedfreaks, selfishly seeking sensation.
Speedfreaks will love the Subaru 2005 Impreza WRX STi Type-UK at pounds 25,995; the 140mph, pounds 24,695 Forester Turbo 2.