fast-for|ward


fast-for|ward
fast-for|ward «FAST FR wuhrd, FAHST-», verb, noun, adjective.
–v.t., v.i.
1. to wind a cassette tape rapidly forward.
2. to jump ahead, skip over (a sequence, time, or the like): »

Scientists have found reason to suspect that the timetable for this disaster [a large earthquake] may have been fast-forwarded (Time).

–n.
1. the process of fast-forwarding.
2. an accelerated pace; very fast motion: »

Everything seems to be on fast-forward now…part of an accelerated trend (New Yorker).

–adj.
1. very fast, speedy; accelerated, hurried: »

In a year of fast-forward history, the later stages of American thinking…have been swift in arriving (Time).


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