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  • 1Moving, operating, or happening very quickly.

    ‘high-speed travel’
    • ‘Main-line drivers operate high-speed trains on longer journeys and shifts include nights away from home while freight drivers are required to do more night work.’
    • ‘Amtrak has said it is losing $1 million every week the high-speed service is not operational.’
    • ‘The high-speed catamaran was not able to operate a reliable timetable.’
    • ‘The waters of the Adriatic were rough and made the high-speed ferry list back and forth dangerously.’
    • ‘Most observers would expect him to travel in the latest military high-speed aircraft.’
    • ‘That service was sidelined in April when a safety inspection turned up cracks on the brake rotors of all 20 high-speed trains.’
    • ‘The service works with dial-up and high-speed Internet services.’
    • ‘But many viewers will choose to download overnight and with the increasing availability of high-speed broadband, the time could be reduced to an hour.’
    • ‘Studies show that European subscriptions to high-speed Internet service are on track to surpass those in the United States.’
    • ‘Mr Jowett's cycling career was never the same after he was injured in a high-speed crash in the Lake District in 1977 but he continued riding his bike until two years ago.’
    • ‘The first stage of a multi-billion pound high-speed rail network which will run close to York has been given the go-ahead, according to reports at the weekend.’
    • ‘In Europe and Japan, commuters zoom between city centers on efficient high-speed trains.’
    • ‘Just two or three years ago, hotels that offered guests in-room high-speed Internet access were still somewhat of a novelty.’
    • ‘According to some predictions, every household, school and library will have high-speed broadband access to the Internet by the end of this year.’
    • ‘Five high-speed cameras placed around the court follow every ball in flight.’
    • ‘Even though these video clips are short, you'll still want a high-speed connection to enjoy them.’
    • ‘The 140 mph trains will run fast commuter services from London to Ashford on the new high-speed rail link to the Channel tunnel.’
    • ‘The Shinkansen was part of a fleet of high-speed trains which experts say represented one of the biggest advances in railway technology.’
    • ‘The money will pay for a fleet of new high-speed trains as well as an upgrade for all 30 stations on the route, and is expected to create about 200 jobs.’
    • ‘It's not a high-speed circuit, there are not many fast corners.’
    fast, fast-moving, quick, rapid, speedy, swift, breakneck, lightning, whistle-stop, brisk, prompt, expeditious
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    1. 1.1(of photographic film) needing little light or only short exposure.
      ‘So the only option that you have is to go for high-speed film.’
      • ‘At that time high-speed film didn't exist, but the cameraman, Lorne Batchelor, was really very good.’
    2. 1.2(of steel) suitable for drill bits and other tools that cut fast enough to become red-hot.
      ‘Tool materials may be high-speed steel, cast alloy, or tungsten carbide.’
      • ‘Cobalt is used in high-speed steels and increases the red hardness so that they can be used at higher operating temperatures.’
      • ‘At the low end you have blades made from high-speed steel with only around 10 to 12 teeth.’



/ˈhī ˈˌspēd/ /ˈhaɪ ˈˌspid/