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full speed

noun
1.
the maximum speed.
2.
Nautical. the speed normally maintained on a passage.
adverb
3.
at maximum speed:
to move full speed ahead.
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  • He tried to climb a cliff that of old he had often bounded up at full speed.

    The Biography of a Grizzly Ernest Seton-Thompson
  • It was Roland Yorke, coming up at full speed, with a carpet-bag in his hand.

    The Channings Mrs. Henry Wood
  • But Hilary was in the lift, pressing the button for full speed down.

    Slaves of Mercury Nat Schachner
  • We're coming dead for you; full speed; you'll see us in minutes.

    Raiders Invisible Desmond Winter Hall
  • Then, throwing the gear into forward, Ken gave her full speed.

    Under Arctic Ice H.G. Winter

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