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a control on a tape or video player for advancing the tape rapidly: [as modifier]:the fast-forward button a facility for cueing audio equipment by allowing the tape to be played at high speed and stopped when the desired place is reached.
verb (fast-forward) [with object]
advance (a tape) rapidly, sometimes while simultaneously playing it at high speed. [no object] move speedily forward in time when considering or dealing with something over a period:the text fast-forwards to 1990