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fast1 British & World English

Moving or capable of moving at high speed

fast2 British & World English

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

fast1 English Thesaurus

a fast sports car

fast2 English Thesaurus

the ministry instructed people to fast, pray, and read scripture

Fast, Howard Melvin British & World 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 British & World English

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

fast day British & World English

A day when one is required to abstain from all or some kinds of food or drink, typically as a religious observance

fast food British & World English

Easily prepared processed food served in snack bars and restaurants as a quick meal or to be taken away

fast ice British & World English

Ice that covers seawater but is attached to land

fast lane British & World English

A lane of a motorway or dual carriageway for use by traffic that is overtaking or moving more quickly than the rest

fast-talk British & World English

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

hold fast British & World English

Remain tightly secured

colour fast British & World English

Dyed in colours that will not fade or be washed out

fast worker British & World English

A person who makes rapid progress or achieves results quickly, especially in love affairs

fast break British & World English

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

fast living British & World English

A lifestyle that involves exciting or shocking activities

fast-moving British & World English

Rapid in movement, action, or progress

fast-paced British & World English

(Of a narrative or series of events) moving or developing very quickly

fast track British & World English

A route or method which provides for more rapid results than usual

fast-twitch British & World English

(Of a muscle fibre) contracting rapidly, thus providing strength rather than endurance

fast breeder British & World English

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

fast-flowing British & World English

Flowing swiftly

fast follower British & World English

A company that quickly imitates the innovations of its competitors

fast forward British & World English

A control on a tape or video recorder for winding the tape forward rapidly

fast-growing British & World English

Increasing in size at a rapid rate

fast neutron British & World English

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

fast reactor British & World English

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

a fast buck British & World English

Easily and quickly earned money

hard and fast British & World English

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

thick and fast British & World English

Rapidly and in great numbers

fast and furious British & World English

Lively and exciting

fast-pitch softball British & World English

A variety of the game of softball, featuring fast underhand pitching

play fast and loose British & World English

Behave irresponsibly or immorally

life in the fast lane British & World English

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

hold fast in hold1 British & World English

Remain tightly secured

fast worker in fast1 British & World English

A person who makes rapid progress or achieves results quickly, especially in love affairs

a fast buck in buck2 British & World English

Easily and quickly earned money

handfast British & World English

Engage (someone) to be married

hard and fast in hard British & World English

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

thick and fast in thick British & World English

Rapidly and in great numbers

fast-forward in fast forward British & World English

Wind (a tape) forward rapidly

fast-pitch in fast-pitch softball British & World English

A variety of the game of softball, featuring fast underhand pitching

make fast in fast1 English Thesaurus

the craft is made fast to the shore


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