: to advance a magnetic tape using the fast-forward
: to proceed rapidly forward especially in time
fast-forward to the future
Examples of fast-forward in a Sentence
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Each season, For All Mankind fast-forwards into the future, hurling its characters into the next decade.—Megan Garber, The Atlantic, 11 Nov. 2023 The wedding, in my memory, is a fuzzy home movie on fast-forward.—Joan Niesen, Washington Post, 6 Nov. 2023 In 2013 there was one Series A round led by a female founder, and fast-forward to 2022, there were 39 A rounds led by female founders.—Ruhama Wolle, Glamour, 3 Nov. 2023 The deal with Roche represents a fast-forward case study of just how lucrative that can be.—Damian Garde, STAT, 24 Oct. 2023 Concerned that users might want to pause a program to rewind, fast-forward, or even change settings on the service, executives opted to wait five seconds between the initial pause and the time a commercial appears on screen, Helfand says.—Brian Steinberg, Variety, 23 Oct. 2023 Five years is a long time, especially in a car industry permanently on fast-forward to meet looming bans on internal combustion.—WIRED, 6 Sep. 2023 The trailer fast-forwards to years later, where Tashi is now Art’s tennis coach (and wife) ahead of a Challengers tennis tournament, where the two former best friends will have to face each other on the court.—Tomás Mier, Rolling Stone, 20 June 2023 Being hyper-focused on what people are saying and trying hard not to break your attention might seem like a way to fast-forward a friendship and make meaningful connections.—Richard A. Friedman, The Atlantic, 16 June 2023
The Spurs flipped to the Hawks – then considered a burgeoning playoff team – for a slew of future draft picks that could fast-forward their reconstruction project.—Jeff McDonald, San Antonio Express-News, 18 Mar. 2023 Let’s fast-forward to Kerry Condon’s look at this year’s Golden Globes.—Monica Corcoran Harel, Variety, 8 Mar. 2023 Preparation was very minimal compared to … fast-forward ten years to Madonna.—Andy Greene, Rolling Stone, 2 Mar. 2023 Hitting Pause on High-End Over the next decade, cassette sales were on fast-forward — but the format struggled to attract audiophiles, who stuck with vinyl.—Joe Lynch, Billboard, 27 Feb. 2023 Meanwhile, Georgia will not be holding an early primary, despite the DNC’s fast-forward schedule.—Walter Shapiro, The New Republic, 17 Feb. 2023 See More
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