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fast-forward

[fast-fawr-werd, fahst-] /ˈfæstˈfɔr wərd, ˈfɑst-/
verb (used with or without object)
1.
to advance an audio or video recording rapidly:
I always fast-forward through the TV ads that get recorded on my DVR.
2.
to skip over a period of time and arrive at a future point in the timeline, especially in narration:
Fast-forward six months, she’s gotten engaged and is moving to Europe!
Origin of fast-forward
1945-1950
First recorded in 1945-50

fast forward

[fast fawr-werd, fahst-] /ˈfæst ˈfɔr wərd, ˈfɑst-/
noun
1.
a function of an audio or video recorder or player, as a cassette deck or DVR, that allows the content to be advanced rapidly.
2.
the button or other control that activates this function.
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fast-forward

noun
1.
(sometimes not hyphenated) the control on a tape deck or video recorder used to wind the tape or video forward at speed
2.
(informal) a state of urgency or rapid progress: my mind went into fast forward
verb
3.
(transitive) to wind (a video or tape) forward using the fast-forward control
4.
to deal with speedily: fast-forward the trials of the new drug
5.
(intransitive) to move forward through a tape or video using the fast-forward control
6.
(usually foll by to) to direct one's attention towards a particular time or event, ignoring intervening material: fast-forward to the summer of 2008
Word Origin
C20: from the fast-forward wind control in a tape deck
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fast-forward

adjective

Very much up-to-date; socially and intellectually dynamic; proactive; Ahead of the Curve: hip, fast-forward people

[1980s+; fr the control on a tape player that advances the tape very rapidly]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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