Speed

Speed

, v. t. 1. To cause to be successful, or to prosper; hence, to aid; to favor. "Fortune speed us!" Shak.
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With rising gales that speed their happy flight.
Dryden.
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2. To cause to make haste; to dispatch with celerity; to drive at full speed; hence, to hasten; to hurry.
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He sped him thence home to his habitation.
Fairfax.
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3. To hasten to a conclusion; to expedite.
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Judicial acts . . . are sped in open court at the instance of one or both of the parties.
Ayliffe.
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4. To hurry to destruction; to put an end to; to ruin; to undo. "Sped with spavins." Shak.
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A dire dilemma! either way I 'm sped.
If foes, they write, if friends, they read, me dead.
Pope.
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5. To wish success or god fortune to, in any undertaking, especially in setting out upon a journey.
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Welcome the coming, speed the parting guest.
Pope.
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God speed you, them, etc., may God speed you; or, may you have good speed.
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Syn. -- To dispatch; hasten; expedite; accelerate; hurry.
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