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fast-forward

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

Definition of fast-forward

1 :a function of an electronic device that advances a recording at a higher than normal speed
2 :a state or an instance of rapid advancement
  • put her career in fast-forward

First Known Use of fast-forward

1948


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fast-forward

verb

Definition of fast-forward

transitive verb
1 :to advance (a magnetic tape) using the fast-forward of a tape player
2 :to bypass (something, such as a commercial) by fast-forwarding
intransitive verb
1 :to advance a magnetic tape using the fast-forward
2 :to proceed rapidly forward especially in time
  • fast-forward to the future

First Known Use of fast-forward

1974


FAST-FORWARD Defined for English Language Learners

fast-forward

play
noun

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


fast-forward

verb

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

verb fast-for·ward \ ˌfast-ˈfȯr-wərd \

Definition of fast-forward for Students

fast-forwarded; fast-forwarding
:to advance a recording (as of music or video) at a faster rate than normal

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