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speed up

1. To increase in speed; to move or function at a faster or higher rate. Be sure to speed up when you're overtaking a vehicle on the road. The automated process began speeding up once I shut down all the other ancillary systems.
2. To cause someone or something to increase in speed or rate of activity. A noun or pronoun can be used between "speed" and "up." You want an activity that will gradually speed your heartrate up. We are speeding up production now that we know there is such strong demand from consumers.
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speed someone or something up

to cause someone or something to move faster. We tried to speed him up, but he is just a very slow person. We sped up the process, but it still took too long.
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speed up

to go faster. Please speed up. We are late.
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speed up

Accelerate, expedite, increase the rate, as in The car speeded up as it went downhill, or It's difficult to speed up production without new equipment. [Late 1800s]
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speed up

v.
1. To increase the speed or rate of something; accelerate something: The company sped up production in order to meet the demand for their product. The conveyor belt is moving too slowly—can you speed it up?
2. To move, work, or happen at a faster rate; accelerate: As he hiked uphill, his pulse sped up.
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available with line speeds up to 200 fpm; and a laminating machine with the versatility to produce laminations of four materials simultaneously: foam, poly, coated paper, coated aluminum foil.
Additionally, Lan throughput will not be degraded due to back- ups, and back-ups will be completed faster, with SAN speeds up to and above 100Mbps.
Now, a computer scientist has found an ingenious procedure-an algorithm that relies on quantum mechanical principles-that significantly speeds up the process of identifying a particular item in an unsorted list.
Binary compatibility also speeds up parallelization, so updated software is available more quickly than before.
Since the parallelizable part speeds up more than the serial part which has less vector content, the fraction of the time spent in serial code is increased.
It boasts injection speeds up to 2000 mm/sec, previously unattainable without an accumulator.
- Model 5610 Com III 10-color automatic cup printer offers on-mandrel uv curing and speeds up to 550 parts/min.
Can also be used as independent three-color screen printer with speeds up to 3600 parts/hr.
This speeds ups the search for popular items as well as exposing students to things they might not know they loved.