speed

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speed(
spid
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (rate of movement)
a. la velocidad
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
Communication travels at the speed of light in the twenty-first century.La comunicación viaja a la velocidad de la luz en el siglo veintiuno.
b. la rapidez
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
We must increase the speed of the approval process for clinical trials.Hay que aumentar la rapidez del proceso de aprobación de los ensayos clínicos.
2. (transmission gear)
a. la velocidad
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
Brian got a 7-speed bike for Christmas.Brian recibió una bici de 7 velocidades en Navidad.
b. la marcha
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
Her new car has a five-speed transmission.Su nuevo coche tiene una transmisión de cinco marchas.
3.
A very informal word or phrase used by a particular group or community as a substitute for standard language (e.g. joint, john).
(slang)
(amphetamine)
a. las anfetas
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
They arrested him for dealing speed.Lo arrestaron por vender anfetas.
b. el speed
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
I heard she overdosed on speed.Oí que tomó una sobredosis de speed.
c. las anfetaminas
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
Sadly, the onset age of amphetamine consumption has dropped.Lamentablemente, la edad de inicio del consumo de anfetaminas ha bajado.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
4. (to go fast)
a. pasar a toda velocidad
The kids sped by us on their sleds.Los niños nos pasaron a toda velocidad sobre sus trineos.
b. apresurarse
When you speed through your work, the quality suffers.Cuando te apresuras a hacer el trabajo, sufre la calidad.
5. (to exceed the speed limit)
a. exceder el límite de velocidad
There are automatic cameras that give you a ticket if you speed.Hay cámaras automáticas que te dan una infracción si excedes el límite de velocidad.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
6. (to hasten; used with "up")
a. acelerar
We need to speed up the process if we want to finish on time.Tenemos que acelerar el proceso si queremos terminar a tiempo.
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speed
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (rate of movement)
a. la velocidad
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
2. (quickness)
a. la rapidez
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
the speed of light/of soundla velocidad de la luz/del sonido
at speeda gran velocidad
to gather or pick up speedganar or cobrar velocidad
to lose speedperder velocidad
speed cameracámara de control de velocidad
3. (colloquial)
a.
speed coppolicía de tráfico or
speed datingspeed dating m, citas rápidas
speed dialingmarcado rápido
speed limitlímite de velocidad
speed trapradar (de control de velocidad)
4. (gear)
a. la marcha f, velocidad
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
a five-speed gearboxuna caja de cambios de cinco marchas
5. (colloquial)
a. el anfetas fpl, speed
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
(amphetamine)
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
6. (go fast)
a. avanzar rápidamente
7. (hurry)
a. precipitarse
8. (aut)
a. sobrepasar el límite de velocidad (exceed speed limit)
9. (colloquial)
a. (be under effect of amphetamines)
to be speedingestar or ir puesto(a) de speed
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speed [spiːd] sped speeded
noun
1 (rate of movement) velocidad (f); rapidez (f); (rapidity, haste) rapidez (f); prisa (f)
shorthand/typing speed velocidad (f) en taquigrafía/mecanografía
what's your shorthand speed?
my typing speed is 60 words per minute mecanografío 60 palabras por minuto
at speed a gran velocidad
at a speed of 70km/h a una velocidad de 70km por hora
what speed were you doing? (Aut) ¿a qué velocidad ibas?
at full speed a toda velocidad; a máxima velocidad
full speed ahead! ¡avante toda! (informal)
to gather speed acelerar; cobrar velocidad
the speed of light la velocidad de la luz
the maximum speed is 120km/h la velocidad máxima es de 120km por hora
to pick up speed acelerar; cobrar velocidad
the speed of sound la velocidad del sonido
at top speed a toda velocidad; a máxima velocidad
to be up to speed (well-informed) estar al día; estar al corriente; (functioning properly) estar a punto; funcionar a pleno rendimiento
to bring sb up to speed poner a algn al día or al corriente
to bring sth up to speed poner algo a punto
2 (Aut) (Téc) (gear) velocidad (f)
a three-speed bike una bicicleta de tres marchas or velocidades
a five-speed gearbox una caja de cambios de cinco velocidades
3 (Fot) velocidad (f)
4 (Drugs) speed (m); anfetamina (f)
intransitive verb
1 sped (past) (go fast) correr a toda prisa; (hurry) darse prisa; apresurarse
he sped down the street corrió a toda prisa por la calle
to speed along ir a gran velocidad
the years sped by pasaron los años volando
to speed off marcharse a toda prisa
2 speeded (past) (Aut) (exceed speed limit) conducir or manejar por encima del límite de velocidad permitido; (LAm)
transitive verb
speeded (past)
to speed sb on his way despedir a algn; desear un feliz viaje a algn
modifier
speed bump (n) banda (f) sonora
speed cop (n) policía (m) de tráfico; policía (m) de tránsito
speed limit (n) velocidad (f) máxima; límite (m) de velocidad
what is the speed limit?
a 50km/h speed limit velocidad máxima (permitida) de 50km por hora; to exceed the speed limit exceder la velocidad permitida or el límite de velocidad
speed merchant (n) corredoracorredora (m) (f);a corredora
speed restriction (n) limitación (f) de velocidad
speed skater (n) patinadorapatinadora (m) (f) de velocidad;a patinadora
speed skating (n) patinaje (m) de velocidad
speed trap (n) (Aut) sistema policial para detectar infracciones de velocidad
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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