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  1. fast for·ward
    IPA[fast ˈfôrwərd]
  2. noun

    • 1. a control on a tape or video player for advancing the tape rapidly:

      the fast-forward button
    • 2. a facility for cueing audio equipment by allowing the tape to be played at high speed and stopped when the desired place is reached.


    • 1. advance (a tape) rapidly, sometimes while simultaneously playing it at high speed:

      people avoid commercial breaks by fast-forwarding material recorded off-air
    • 2. move speedily forward in time when considering or dealing with something over a period:

      the text fast-forwards to 1990
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: fast forward

    • v.: verb: fast-forward, 3rd person present: fast-forwards, gerund or present participle: fast-forwarding, past tense: fast-forwarded, past participle: fast-forwarded