or speed·read


verb (used with or without object), speed-read [speed-red] /ˈspidˌrɛd/, speed-read·ing [speed-ree-ding] /ˈspidˌri dɪŋ/.

to read faster than normal, especially by acquired techniques of skimming and controlled eye movements.

Related formsspeed-read·er [speed-ree-der] /ˈspidˌri dər/, noun
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  • In one, Hathaway races through a monologue, reading a teleprompter set to speed-read.

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    Are the Oscars Finally Cool?

    Nicole LaPorte

    February 25, 2011

  • And so the brothers began to speed-read hundreds of biographies and books, compiling the anecdotes into a smorgasbord of trivia.

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    Eating With the Stars

    Kara Cutruzzula

    August 3, 2010