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Moving with speed.
The act or instance of operating a motor vehicle or motorboat faster than allowed by law.


1. (Automotive Engineering)
a. the act of driving a vehicle at high speed, esp in excess of the speed limit
b. (as modifier): a speeding offence.
2. (Automotive Engineering) (as modifier): a speeding offence.


(ˈspi dɪŋ)

an exceeding of the speed limit.




ball the jack To travel at full speed; to go or act quickly; to stake everything on one attempt. In railroad terminology ball is a truncated form of highball, a railroad signal for a jack, or locomotive, to accelerate to full speed. The word derives from the signal itself—a raised pole with a metal ball attached to it. Ball the jack is a slang phrase now used to apply to swift action of any type. Perhaps the secondary meaning of staking everything on one attempt is related to the opening of the engine’s throttle to reach maximum speed. Both are all-out, all-or-nothing, no-holds-barred efforts. “Ballin’ the jack” is also the name of a dance and the title of a song by Chris Smith and Jim Burris, both of which were popular in the early 1900s.

burn up the road To drive or move extremely fast; to go at full speed; also to burn the breeze (primarily Southwestern use) or earth or wind. To burn the earth or wind dates from the late 1800s, while to burn the road and to burn the breeze did not appear until the 1930s. A similar popular American slang expression is to burn rubber, an allusion to the screeching of automobile tires and the streaks of burned rubber left on the road due to rapid acceleration.

go two-forty To move at a rapid clip; to run, race, or tear; to bustle, hurry, or rush. In horse racing, the former trotting record for a mile was two minutes and forty seconds. Early use incorporated this time record in phrases such as at a pace or rate of two-forty, but by the turn of the century two-forty had taken on its current adverbial function.

He’s going it two-forty a minute. (Mary Waller, The Wood-Carver of ’Lympus, 1904)

hotfoot To go with great speed, to hurry, to run; also to hotfoot it. Although the exact origin of this chiefly U.S. expression is unknown, it may refer to the heat generated by running fast. Hotfoot is also the name of a practical joke which consists of inserting a match between the sole and the upper of someone’s shoe, and then lighting the match. However, this use of the term dates from only the 1930s, while the other was in use as early as 1896.

When O’Dowd did hear … he would hot-foot out to Quilty and make the sale. (John O’Hara, Appointment in Samarra, 1934)

let her rip See UNRESTRAINT.

ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.speeding - changing location rapidlyspeeding - changing location rapidly    
movement, move, motion - the act of changing location from one place to another; "police controlled the motion of the crowd"; "the movement of people from the farms to the cities"; "his move put him directly in my path"
speedup, acceleration, quickening - the act of accelerating; increasing the speed
deceleration - the act of decelerating; decreasing the speed; "he initiated deceleration by braking"
scud, scudding - the act of moving along swiftly (as before a gale)
زِيَادَةُ الْسُرْعَةسِياقَه بِسُرْعَه
překročení rychlostirychlá jízda
prebrza vožnja
prekročenie rýchlosti
prehitra vožnja
hız limitini aşmahız yapmak
chạy quá tốc độ cho phép


[ˈspiːdɪŋ] N (Aut) → exceso m de velocidad
he was fined for speedingle pusieron una multa por exceso de velocidad


n (= breaking the speed limit) → excès m de vitesse
He was fined for speeding → Il a reçu une contravention pour excès de vitesse.
modif [fine, conviction] → pour excès de vitesse; [offence] → d'excès de vitessespeed limit n
What's the speed limit in built-up areas? → Quelle est la vitesse réglementaire en zone habitée?
The speed limit is 70 mph → La vitesse est limitée à cent dix kilomètres à l'heure.
to break the speed limit → faire un excès de vitesse
to exceed the speed limit → dépasser la vitesse autorisée
A motorist was caught exceeding the speed limit → Un automobiliste a été pris en excès de vitesse.
to observe the speed limit, to stick to the speed limit → respecter la limitation de vitesse



[ˈspiːdɪŋ] n (Aut) → eccesso di velocità


(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.


زِيَادَةُ الْسُرْعَة rychlá jízda fartoverskridelse Geschwindigkeitsüberschreitung υπερβολική ταχύτητα exceso de velocidad ylinopeus excès de vitesse prebrza vožnja eccesso di velocità 高速進行 속도내기 het te hard rijden fartsoverskridelse przekroczenie (dozwolonej) prędkości excesso de velocidade езда с недозволенной скоростью fortkörning การขับรถเร็ว hız yapmak chạy quá tốc độ cho phép 超速
References in classic literature ?
On Sunday mornings one could see him out at the fair grounds, speeding around the race-course in his trotting-buggy, wearing yellow gloves and a black-and-white-check travelling cap, his whiskers blowing back in the breeze.
Speeding day and night, we soon reached this tribe.
Far away, across the meadows, they could now see two tiny specks, speeding one after the other; and they knew these specks must be the Griffin and the Saw-Horse.
Gilbert's answer was not in words; but I am afraid that both of them forgot poor Leslie speeding her lonely way across the fields to a house that was neither a palace nor the fulfillment of a dream.
Half an hour later I was speeding back to London by the express train.
When she and Robert stepped into Tonie's boat, with the red lateen sail, misty spirit forms were prowling in the shadows and among the reeds, and upon the water were phantom ships, speeding to cover.
Never a man to hide anything, some of his escapades became public, such as speeding, and of joy-rides in his big red motor-car down to San Jose with companions distinctly sporty--incidents that were narrated as good fun and comically in the newspapers.