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speed bump

An artificial ridge set crosswise into the surface of a street, parking lot, or driveway to make the operators of vehicles drive at a slow speed. Also called speed hump.

speed′ bump`

a rounded ridge built crosswise into the pavement of a road to force vehicles to slow down.
[1965–70, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.speed bump - a hindrance to speeding created by a crosswise ridge in the surface of a roadwayspeed bump - a hindrance to speeding created by a crosswise ridge in the surface of a roadway
hinderance, hindrance, preventative, preventive, encumbrance, incumbrance, interference, hitch - any obstruction that impedes or is burdensome
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(spiːd) noun
1. rate of moving. a slow speed; The car was travelling at high speed.
2. quickness of moving.
1. (past tense, past participles sped (sped) ˈspeeded) to (cause to) move or progress quickly; to hurry. The car sped/speeded along the motorway.
2. (past tense, past participle ˈspeeded) to drive very fast in a car etc, faster than is allowed by law. The policeman said that I had been speeding.
ˈspeeding noun
driving at (an illegally) high speed. He was fined for speeding.
ˈspeedy adjective
done, carried out etc quickly. a speedy answer.
ˈspeedily adverb
ˈspeediness noun
ˈspeed bump noun
a raised part across the road to make drivers slow down.
ˈspeed trap noun
a device used by the police to catch drivers exceeding the speed limit.
speedometer (spiːˈdomitə) noun
an instrument on a car etc showing how fast one is travelling.
speed uppast tense, past participle ˈspeeded
1. to increase speed. The car speeded up as it left the town.
2. to quicken the rate of. We are trying to speed up production.
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