P ) Pronunciation Key (ksp-dt)
tr.v. ex·pe·dit·ed, ex·pe·dit·ing,
To speed up the progress of; accelerate.
To execute quickly and efficiently: was trusted to expedite the
directives of the board.
To issue officially; dispatch.
[Latin expedre, expedt-, to free from entanglements, make ready.
See ped- in Indo-European Roots.]
expe·diter or expe·ditor n.
a. [L. expeditus, p. p. of expedire to free one caught by the foot,
to extricate, set free, bring forward, make ready; ex out + pes,
prdis, t. See Foot.] 1. Free of impediment; unimpeded.
make the way plain and expedite. --Hooker.
Expeditious; quick; speedily; prompt.
and expedite . . . in its operation. --Tollotson.
is a very short and expedite way of conveying their thoughts. --Locke.
v. t. [imp. & p. p. Expedited; p. pr. & vb. n. Expediting.]
1. To relieve of impediments; to facilitate; to accelerate the process
or progress of; to hasten; to quicken; as, to expedite the growth
expedite your glorious march. --Milton.
To despatch; to send forth; to issue officially.
charters be expedited of course. --Bacon.
1: speed up the progress of; facilitate; "This should expedite
the process" [syn: hasten] 2: process fast and efficiently;
"I will try to expedited trucking the matter"
( P ) Pronunciation Key (trk)
Any of various heavy motor vehicles designed for carrying or pulling
A hand truck.
A wheeled platform, sometimes equipped with a motor, for conveying
loads in a warehouse or freight yard.
One of the swiveling frames of wheels under each end of a railroad
car or trolley car.
A set of bookshelves mounted on four wheels or casters, used in
Nautical. A small piece of wood placed at the top of a mast or flagpole,
usually having holes through which halyards can be passed.
Chiefly British. A railroad freight car without a top.
trucked, truck·ing, trucks
To transport by truck.
To carry goods by truck.
To drive a truck.
Slang. To move or travel in a steady but easy manner.