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fast–forward

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noun, often attributive fast–for·ward \ˌfas(t)-ˈfȯr-wərd\

Definition of fast–forward

  1. 1 :  a function of an electronic device that advances a recording at a higher than normal speed

  2. 2 :  a state or an instance of rapid advancement <put her career in fast-forward>

1948

First Known Use of fast–forward

1948


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fast–forward

verb fast–for·ward

Definition of fast–forward

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to advance (a magnetic tape) using the fast-forward of a tape player

  3. 2 :  to bypass (as a commercial) by fast-forwarding

  4. intransitive verb
  5. 1 :  to advance a magnetic tape using the fast-forward

  6. 2 :  to proceed rapidly forward especially in time <fast–forward to the future>

1974

First Known Use of fast–forward

1974


FAST–FORWARD Defined for English Language Learners

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fast–forward

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noun, often attributive fast–for·ward \ˌfas(t)-ˈfȯr-wərd\

Definition of fast–forward for English Language Learners

  • : a function that causes a recording (such as a videotape) to go forward at a speed that is faster than normal

  • : a state in which something is quickly developing or progressing


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fast–forward

verb fast–for·ward

Definition of fast–forward for English Language Learners

  • : to cause (a recording) to go forward at a speed that is faster than normal

  • : to move forward through time quickly


FAST–FORWARD Defined for Kids

fast–forward

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verb fast–for·ward \ˌfast-ˈfȯr-wərd\

Definition of fast–forward for Students

fast–forwarded

fast–forwarding

  1. :  to advance a recording (as of music or video) at a faster rate than normal


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