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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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fast-tracker noun

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Antonyms: Verb

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Examples of fast-track in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Oregon lawmakers appeared on a fast track last March to refund $300 million in personal income taxes the state collected on federal stimulus payments over the past year. oregonlive, 19 May 2021 But in the past year, Bassett has been on a fast track. Savannah Salazar, Vulture, 12 May 2021 The statehood bill lacks the vote to pass the Senate, but House Democrats put it on a fast track after President Joe Biden included it as a priority in his 100-day agenda. Susan Ferrechio, Washington Examiner, 20 Apr. 2021 The move by prosecutors means skipping a public preliminary hearing on the evidence against Weinstein, and putting him on a fast track to trial. Carolyn Thompson And Andrew Dalton, Star Tribune, 12 Apr. 2021 At just 25 years old, Velveteen Dream appeared to be on the fast track to super stardom in WWE. Alfred Konuwa, Forbes, 20 May 2021 Ryan Rolison started Spring Training in 2020 on the fast track to the major leagues, but the COVID-19 pandemic kept him from pitching an inning that counted all season. Dom Amore,, 5 May 2021 Once upon a time, Braun Strowman appeared to be on the fast track to becoming a perennial top star for WWE. Alfred Konuwa, Forbes, 11 Apr. 2021 This is what set the gate on the fast track to wider ignominy, according to multiple aviation professionals. Washington Post, 7 Apr. 2021

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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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“Fast-track.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jun. 2021.

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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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