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    sped off

    Officials in Madrid say 149 people were killed today when the airline they were on crashed during take-off. They say the plane sped off the end of the runway where it crashed, burned and broke into several pieces. Twenty-six people though did survive.

    No explanation of sped off in my dictionary. Could you tell me the meaning? Thanks


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    Re: sped off

    Sped is the past of "speed"

    The plane moved off the runway at a considerable speed.

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    Re: sped off

    I have a question. Is "speed off" a phrasal verb? If so, what is its definition?


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    THX. And I have one more question

    Tropical Storm Fay continues to drench Central Florida as it sits stalled on the state's east coast. Forecasters say Fay could dump 30 inches of rain in some areas and has already flooded hundreds of homes.

    Does sit stalled mean "stay around, stop progressing"?


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    Correct. It is not moving. It has stalled.

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    Re: sped off

    Hello Anglika,

    I have a question. Is "speed off" a phrasal verb? If so, what is its definition?

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    Re: sped off

    Quote Originally Posted by dilermando View Post
    Hello Anglika,

    I have a question. Is "speed off" a phrasal verb? If so, what is its definition?
    No, it isn't. The plane sped (verb) off the runway (phrase with preposition).
    Before that it was speeding along the runway.

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