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speed

n. street slang for methamphetamine, a drug in a chrystaline form which supposedly stimulates the senses, is popular with some illicit drug users, and is addictive. It smells bad, has serious unhealthy side effects, and its possession, use and sale without a prescription are all crimes. (See: narcotics, controlled substance)

See: dispatch, expedite, haste, hasten, help, organize, precipitate, promote, race
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There was a great hurry in the streets of people speeding away to get shelter before the storm broke; the wonderful corner for echoes resounded with the echoes of footsteps coming and going, yet not a footstep was there.
He was running towards us; presently we saw him again speeding on his path with great bounds.
Sir Charles, unable to trust himself further, frowned and left the room, Jane speeding him with a contemptuous laugh.
Again the crowd was stilled, and every eye hung upon the speeding of the shafts.
Let us then get one ready for him, as we have done for others before him; indeed, no one who ever yet came to my house has been able to complain of me for not speeding on his way soon enough.