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fast1 US English

Moving or capable of moving at high speed

fast2 US English

Abstain from all or some kinds of food or drink, especially as a religious observance

fast1 US Thesaurus

a fast pace

fast2 US Thesaurus

we must fast and pray

Fast, Howard Melvin US English

(1914–2003), US writer. He is best known for his historical novels and as a member of the Communist party 1943–56 who was imprisoned in 1950 for refusing to cooperate with the House Committee on Un-American Activities

acid-fast US English

Denoting bacteria that cannot be decolorized by an acid after staining, which is characteristic of the mycobacteria that cause tuberculosis and leprosy

fast food US English

Food that can be prepared quickly and easily and is sold in restaurants and snack bars as a quick meal or to be taken out

fast ice US English

Ice that extends out from the shore and is attached to it

fast lane US English

A lane of a highway for use by traffic that is moving faster than the rest

fast-talk US English

Pressure (someone) into doing something using rapid or misleading speech

hold fast US English

Remain tightly secured

fast break US English

A swift attack from a defensive position in basketball, soccer, and other ball games

fast-moving US English

Rapid in movement or action

fast track US English

A route, course, or method that provides for more rapid results than usual

fast-twitch US English

(Of a muscle fiber) contracting rapidly, thus providing power rather than endurance

fast breeder US English

A breeder reactor in which the neutrons causing fission are not slowed by any moderator

fast-flowing US English

Flowing swiftly

fast follower US English

A company that quickly imitates the innovations of its competitors

fast forward US English

A control on a tape or video player for advancing the tape rapidly

fast-growing US English

Increasing in size at a rapid rate

fast neutron US English

A neutron with high kinetic energy, especially one released by nuclear fission and not slowed by any moderator

fast reactor US English

A nuclear reactor in which fission is caused mainly by fast neutrons

a fast buck US English

Easily and quickly earned money

hard and fast US English

(Of a rule or a distinction made) fixed and definitive

thick and fast US English

Rapidly and in great numbers

pull a fast one US English

Try to gain an unfair advantage

fast and furious US English

Very rapidly

fast-pitch softball US English

A variety of the game of softball featuring fast underhand pitching

play fast and loose US English

Behave irresponsibly or immorally

life in the fast lane US English

An exciting and eventful lifestyle, especially one bringing wealth and success

get nowhere US English

Make no progress

hold fast in hold1 US English

Remain tightly secured

a fast buck in buck2 US English

Easily and quickly earned money

handfast US English

Engage (someone) to be married

hard and fast in hard US English

(Of a rule or a distinction made) fixed and definitive

thick and fast in thick US English

Rapidly and in great numbers

colorfast US English

Dyed in colors that will not fade or be washed out

fast-pitch in fast-pitch softball US English

A variety of the game of softball featuring fast underhand pitching

get nowhere in nowhere US English

Make no progress

pull a fast one in fast1 US English

Try to gain an unfair advantage


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