MOVE QUICKLY, trip, fisk [obs.]; speed, hie, hasten, spurt, sprint, post, spank, scuttle; scud, scuddle [obs. or Scot.], scurry, whiz; thunder -by, - on; scour, scour the plain; scamper; run, run like mad [colloq.], fly, race, run a race, cut away, shoot, tear, whisk, sweep, skim, brush; skedaddle [colloq.], cut and run [colloq.], cut along [colloq.], bowl along; scorch [colloq.]; rush &c. (be violent) [See Violence]; dash on, dash off, dash forward; bolt; trot, gallop, bound, flit, spring, dart, boom; march in -quick, - double- time; ride hard, get over the ground; give her the gas, step on her tail, run wide open [all automobile cant].
HURRY (hasten) [See Haste]; bundle, bundle along; bundle on; accelerate, put on; quicken; quicken -, mend -ones pace; clap spurs to ones horse; make haste, make rapid strides, make forced marches, make the best of ones way; put ones best leg foremost, stir ones stumps [slang], wing ones way, set off at a score; carry sail, crowd sail; go off like a shot, go ahead, gain ground; outstrip the wind, fly on the wings of the wind.
KEEP UP WITH, keep pace with.
OUTSTRIP [See Overrun]; outmarch.
FAST, speedy, swift, rapid, quick, fleet; nimble, agile, expeditious; express; active [See Activity]; flying, galloping &c. v.; light-footed, nimble-footed; winged, eagle-winged, mercurial, electric, telegraphic; light-legged, light of heel; swift as an arrow &c. n.; quick as lightning &c. n.; quick as thought.1
SWIFTLY &c. adj.; with speed &c. n.; apace; at a great rate, at full speed, at railway speed; full drive, full gallop; posthaste, in full sail, tantivy; like a shot [colloq.], like greased lightning [colloq.]; trippingly; instantaneously [See Instantaneity].
under press of -sail, - canvas, - sail and steam; velis et remis [L.], on eagles wing, in double-quick time; with rapid strides, with giant strides, à pas de géant [F.], in seven-league boots; whip and spur; ventre à terre [F.]; as fast as ones -legs, - heels- will carry one; as fast as one can lay feet to the ground, at the top of ones speed; by leaps and bounds; with haste [See Haste]; in high (gear or speed) [automobiling].
Vires acquirit eundo.
Ill put a girdle round about the earth In forty minutes.Midsummer Nights Dream
Swifter than arrow from the Tartars bow.Midsummer Nights Dream