Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A fictional device allowing a spaceship to travel faster than the speed of light, especially by passing through hyperspace.
  • n. Informal A state of heightened activity or concentration.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A means of traveling faster than light.
  • n. A state of accelerated action

Etymologies

hyper(space) + drive.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
hyper- +‎ drive (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • March 17th, 2010 at 9: 37 pm glamourdammerung says: drhunt1 says: glamour-quit reading the left-winged blogs that are in hyperdrive right now, attempting to minimize this particular poll.

    Think Progress » Health care reform protesters mock man carrying sign saying he has Parkinson’s disease.

  • Side Note: I keep looking for worthy Star Trek goodies to write about but the merchandising biys at Lucasfilm seem to be in hyperdrive mode this year.

    Darth Vader: More Than Meets the Eye! » Fanboy.com

  • At some point, not that long ago, Jamie Stuart, even under the pressure of an impossible turnaround, realized that signaling "immediacy" or "timeliness" by giving the camera a Dogme-tic rattle, saturating the soundtrack with newsfeed noise and cramming it all through any given editing software's hyperdrive is so 20th century.

    GreenCine Daily: Online viewing tip. Corner-Dweller.

  • Some minor upkeep issues ... coolant venting, hyperdrive is about due for your 6 lightyear tune up, umm ... shocks, sparks, could handle that all for about 200.

    I Don't Know If It's Art, But I Know What I Like

  • The main reason is this: we know too little about the so-called hyperdrive and have no experience with it.

    Blazing Sun

  • By late November, MBIA was working in "hyperdrive" with private-equity firm Warburg Pincus LLC, according to Mr. Chaplin.

    Bond Insurer's Woes Add

  • News Corp. TV boss expects recent moves to 'hyperdrive' company's businesses

    B&C - Advertising News

  • B&C Executive EditorMelissa Grego about how he expects the company to continue to claim retrans and advertising wins, and why the new executive structure will "hyperdrive" News Corp. 's business.

    B&C - Advertising News

  • Financial services lobbyists working in 'hyperdrive' to soften tax on bailed-out bonuses.

    Think Progress

  • Hamilton reads as much contemporary popular science as he can, and likes to extrapolate from the latest theories, but also keeps it simple: "The hyperdrive is a black box with a button on that you press and it takes you where you want to go.

    Books news, reviews and author interviews | guardian.co.uk

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