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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How to use speed-up in a sentence
The rest of us get meaningful information that may speed up the development of the next great medical intervention.The Upside of Ebola (Yes, There May Actually Be One) | Nick Gillespie | October 13, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
As a result, a satellite passing over a higher-mass region would speed up very slightly, and slow down over a lower-mass one.Glaciers Lose 204 Billion Tons of Ice in Three Years | Matthew R. Francis | October 5, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The administration has been trying to speed up the delivery of F-16 fighter jets and 24 Apache helicopters to Iraq.
The Food and Drug Administration has taken steps to speed up the process for approving cancer drugs.
But the most bizarre aspect was how time seemed to slow down and speed up without warning.The JFK Assassination: The Long Weekend That Never Ended | Malcolm Jones | November 1, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Sara Lee heard his car going at its usual breakneck speed up the street, and went to the door.The Amazing Interlude | Mary Roberts Rinehart
He climbed up the hand-and footholds the sea-monster lamp disclosed, wishing the mermen ahead would speed up.Star Born | Andre Norton
He pulled his throttle back, shot the speed up, rumbling down the hill, toward the village.The Onslaught from Rigel | Fletcher Pratt
He frowned and bit his moustache, and in the annoyance of the moment spurred his horse full speed up the castle road.The Pagan's Cup | Fergus Hume
It was indeed Blant, making desperate speed up the steep slope.Mothering on Perilous | Lucy S. Furman
British Dictionary definitions for speed up
to increase or cause to increase in speed or rate; accelerate
an instance of this; acceleration
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Other 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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