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English verb: speed up

1. speed up (change) move faster


SamplesThe car accelerated.


ExamplesThese cars won't speed up


Synonymsaccelerate, quicken, speed


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)deepen, intensify


Narrower (hyponym)brisk, brisk up, brisken


Antonymsdecelerate, slow, slow down, slow up, retard

2. speed up (change) cause to move faster


SamplesHe accelerated the car.


Synonymsaccelerate, speed


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify


Antonymsdecelerate, slow down









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