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Definition of fast-track

 (Entry 1 of 3)

1 : of, relating to, or moving along a fast track fast-track executives
2 : of, relating to, or being a construction procedure in which work on a building begins before designs are completed
3 : of or relating to authority granted to the President of the U.S. by Congress that allows the President to negotiate trade agreements which Congress must confirm or reject in their entirety


fast-tracked; fast-tracking; fast-tracks

Definition of fast-track (Entry 2 of 3)

transitive verb

: to speed up the processing, production, or construction of in order to meet a goal

fast track


Definition of fast track (Entry 3 of 3)

1 : a course leading to rapid advancement or success
2 : a course of expedited consideration or approval

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Other Words from fast-track


fast-tracker noun

Synonyms & Antonyms for fast-track

Synonyms: Verb

accelerate, bundle, hasten, hurry, quicken, rush, speed (up), whisk

Antonyms: Verb

brake, decelerate, retard, slow (down)

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Examples of fast-track in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

When Dallas' Todd Interests recently took over the $450 million redevelopment project, getting the marble instillation on a fast track was a top priority. Steve Brown, Dallas News, "Downtown Dallas' landmark First National Bank tower is getting its restored marble exterior two years after removal," 17 June 2019 The winning time was 2 minutes 28.30 seconds on the fast track under sunny skies. Tom Canavan,, "Sir Winston wins Belmont Stakes," 8 June 2019 However, the departure of Andrés Iniesta coupled with an injury to academy prospect Carles Aleñá has seen the club's officials eager to fast track a move for Arthur to this summer, according to Mundo Deportivo., "Barcelona Enter 'Final Stages' of Talks to Sign Brazil Midfielder Arthur Melo This Summer," 4 July 2018 All indications are Spencer Knight, committed to play at Boston College, is on the fast track. Dom Amore,, "Dom Amore: From Darien and Avon Old Farms, Spencer Knight has the stuff to be a first-round pick, franchise goalie in NHL," 17 June 2019 Synopsis: Bryant and Schwarber were on fast tracks to the majors and joined the Cubs the next year, when Bryant was named NL Rookie of the Year and Schwarber hit a big home run in the division series clincher against the Cardinals. Paul Sullivan,, "Rebuild vs. Rebuild: Comparing the 2019 White Sox with the 2014 Cubs," 16 June 2019 Flameaway usually runs his heart out (nine career starts, five wins, seconds) and has won on a fast track, muddy track, sloppy track, synthetic track and turf. John Cherwa,, "Racing! Welcome to one of the longest newsletters ever written," 4 May 2018 Pavel covered the 1 1/8 miles on a fast track in 1:49.21 and paid $15.60 to win. Louisville Courier Journal, The Courier-Journal, "A worked-up Pavel does just fine in Stephen Foster victory," 16 June 2018 And the Obama Trans-Pacific Partnership and fast track are a bad, bad deal for American businesses, for workers, for taxpayers. Adam Taylor, Washington Post, "A timeline of Trump’s complicated relationship with the TPP," 13 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of fast-track


1967, in the meaning defined at sense 1


1971, in the meaning defined above


1975, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of fast-track was in 1967

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English Language Learners Definition of fast track

: a process or way of proceeding that produces a desired result quickly

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