[ fast-moo-ving, fahst- ]


  1. moving or capable of moving at high speed.
  2. (of a novel, play, or the like) having sustained action and interest with events following one another rapidly; lively in plot.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of fast-moving1

First recorded in 1930–35
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Example Sentences

According to Khakpour, “a very fast-moving anonymous coalition of females were the ones who got his account suspended.”

Getting close to a bunch of giant, angry, fast-moving wild animals does.

As an example, she cited how Ireland, which has a near ban on abortion, is fast moving towards legalizing same-sex marriage.

The fast-moving, competitive capital of the United States forced him out of his more reserved shell, he says.

In the last scene, he uses his calculus of flow to rescue an Iraqi boy from a fast-moving, wind-buffeted river.

She seemed to be in a fast-moving motor boat for she could hear the wash of waves against the craft.

It is fast moving for a large snake; two individuals escaped capture.

If he is right it is inevitable that time, fast-moving or slow-moving, must influence the conception of events.

It was six inches deep in a choking grey dust which the fast moving car stirred up into a remorseless searching cloud.

“So do I,” admitted the young skipper, giving the wheel another turn in order to hold the fast-moving boat to her course.





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