[ speed-uhp ]
/ ˈspidˌʌp /
an increasing of speed.
an imposed increase in the rate of production of a worker without a corresponding increase in the rate of pay.
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Origin of speed-up
First recorded in 1920–25; noun use of verb phrase speed up
Words nearby speed-up
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Example sentences from the Web for speed-up
"I've just received word of a speed-up in the preparations for our attack," he said.The Revolt on Venus|Carey Rockwell
British Dictionary definitions for speed-up
to increase or cause to increase in speed or rate; accelerate
an instance of this; acceleration
usage for speed up
The past tense and past participle of speed up is speeded up, not sped up
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Idioms and Phrases with 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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