speed-read

speed-read
speed′-read` or speed′read`
v. t. v. i. -read [[t]-ˌrɛd[/t]] -read•ing
cvb edu to read faster than normal, esp. by acquired techniques of skimming and controlled eye movements
Etymology: 1960–65 speed′-read`er, n.

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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  • speed´-read´er — speed read «SPEED REED», transitive verb, read « REHD», read|ing. to read rapidly by taking in several words, phrases, or sentences at a glance: »I speed read a detective novel and fall asleep by midnight (New Yorker). ╂[back formation < speed …   Useful english dictionary

  • speed-read — speed reader n. /speed reed /, v.t., v.i., speed read / red /, speed reading. to read faster than normal, esp. by acquired techniques of skimming and controlled eye movements. Also, speedread. * * * …   Universalium

  • speed-read — transitive verb see speed reading * * * speed reader n. /speed reed /, v.t., v.i., speed read / red /, speed reading. to read faster than normal, esp. by acquired techniques of skimming and controlled eye movements. Also, speedread. * * * speed… …   Useful english dictionary

  • speed-read — /ˈspid rid/ (say speed reed) verb (t) (speed read /ˈspid rɛd/ (say speed red), speed reading /ˈspid ridɪŋ/ (say speed reeding)) to read (a text) employing the methods of speed reading …  

  • speed-read·ing — /ˈspiːdˌriːdıŋ/ noun [noncount] : a method of reading something very quickly speed read verb, reads, read, reading [+ obj] I speed read the book in one night …   Useful english dictionary

  • speed-read — transitive verb see speed reading …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • speed-reading — [spēd′rēd΄iŋ] n. a technique for reading texts at an extremely rapid rate with adequate comprehension speed read vi., vt. speed reader n. * * * speed read·ing (spēdʹrē dĭng) n. A method of reading rapidly by assimilating several words or phrases… …   Universalium

  • speed-reading — [spēd′rēd΄iŋ] n. a technique for reading texts at an extremely rapid rate with adequate comprehension speed read vi., vt. speed reader n …   English World dictionary

  • speed-reading — noun reading at speeds significantly faster than normal • Hypernyms: ↑reading * * * ˈ ̷ ̷ ˌ ̷ ̷  ̷ ̷ noun : a method of reading rapidly by skimming • speed read ˈ ̷ ̷ ˌ transitive verb • speed reader ˈ ̷ ̷ ˌ ̷ ̷  ̷ ̷ …   Useful english dictionary

  • speed-reading — noun Date: 1962 a method of reading rapidly by skimming • speed read transitive verb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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