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speed away

To leave or depart (from someone or something) very quickly, especially on or in some kind of vehicle. The kids rode up on their bikes, pelted us with water balloons, then sped away as quickly as they arrived. The bank robbers sped away in the bright red sports car, which the police had little trouble tracking down. I sped away from the area as soon as I saw our teacher approaching.
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speed away (from someone or something)

to move or drive away very fast from someone or something. The taxi sped away from the passenger who had just alighted. The car sped away from the accident. The motorcycle sped away.
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Disregarding the attendant who jumps onto the bonnet of the car, the driver speeds away on the Gurugram- Manesar highway with the toll employee hanging on.
But the man on the ground manages to escape the guards and climb into the van as it speeds away, with the door wide open.
When the legal eagle speeds away from the scene, he inadvertently leaves behind important documents which the furious hard-up broker uses to exact revenge.
As Xena speeds away, the atmosphere freezes on the surface as a bright frost.
When the legal eagle speeds away from the scene, he in advertantly leaves behind important documents which the furious hard-up broker uses to exact revenge.
The gas expands and speeds away in a cometlike tail, the researchers speculate.
Akin to the changing pitch of an ambulance siren as the vehicle approaches and speeds away, the difference in the probe's speed relative to Cassini shifts the radio signals it transmits to higher or lower frequencies.