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fast [ fa:st] a.快的;偏快的 ad.快

fast [fa:st] a.快的,迅速的;紧密的 ad. 快地,迅速地;紧密地

fast [fa:st] 快速

便当 fast food

快速立法 fast track

斋月(伊斯兰教) Ramadan/ month of fast

中式快餐 Chinese fast food

FIT Fast Forward 快进

fast break 快攻

fast one 一搭就上的(男人或女人)

Fast, safe worldwide money transfers available here.
我们能提供全球快捷安全的转帐业务。

Internet e-mail with free fast access to useful sites
发电子邮件,免费访问常用的网站。

fast food 快餐

EDO:Extended Data Output,扩充数据输出。当CPU的处理速度不断提高时,也相应地要求不断提高DRAM传送数据速度,一般来说,FPM(Fast Page Model)DRAM传送数据速度在60-70ns,而EDO DRAM比FPM快3倍,达20ns。目前最快的是SDRAM(Synchronous DRAM,同步动态存储器),其存取速度高达10ns。

“快餐” snack(food),quick meal,fast(food,meal),takeaway,carryout, MRE(meals ready to eat)

fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) 快速变动的消费品

For lack of distinct culture, some places will not attract tourists any more. Consequently, the fast rise in number of foreign tourists may eventually lead to the decline of local tourism.
由于缺乏独特的文化,一些地方不再吸引旅游者。因此,国外旅游者数量的快速增加可能最终会导致当地旅游业的衰败。

Children are undergoing fast physical development; lack of physical exercise may produce disastrous influence on their later life.
孩子们正处于身体快速发育时期,缺乏体育锻炼可能会对他们未来的生活造成严重的影响。

The pace of change in the computer industry is very fast.
计算机工业发展变化速度很快。

The fast runner set the pace, and the others followed.
跑得较快的赛跑者决定步速, 其他的人则跟着跑。

He works at a very fast rate.
他工作的速度非常快。

Markets are growing fast and prices are stable.
市场繁荣, 物价稳定。

The fast-food business competes intensely.
快餐生意竞争十分激烈。

China enjoys a fast economic growth.
中国经济快速增长。

The economic growth of Shanghai is fast.
上海经济增长迅速。

The little boy ran away as fast as he could at their approach.
他们走近时,小男孩拼命跑开了。

My watch is two minutes fast.
我的表快了两分钟。

He can run as fast as Jim.
他跑的和吉姆一样快。

To make it fast, you can send a fax.
要想快点的话就发个传真。

The meat packing industry is developing fast.
肉类加工业发展迅速。

Jim runs fast, but I run just as fast.
吉姆跑得快,但我跑得也一样快。

He can run as fast as I can.
他能跑得和我一样快。

Many beautiful fish are fast disappearing because of the severe pollution.
因为污染严重,许多美丽的鱼类正在面临绝种。

I like fast music.
我喜欢节奏快的音乐。

His car accident has been a lesson to him to stop driving too fast.
他的车祸给了他一个教训,使他不再开快车。

The wound is healing fast.
伤口愈合得很快。

我跟不上新歌的速度(我不会唱新歌。)
I can't keep up with the new songs. *keep up with...“跟上,不落后于……”。
I can't keep track of the new music.
I can't learn the new songs fast enough.

他的理解力很强。
He's quick on the uptake. *这是一种固定说法,表示“理解吸收能力强”。
He's a fast learner.
He has a quick mind.
He catches on quickly.

那只表慢5分钟。
The clock is five minutes slow.
The clock is five minutes slow. (那只表慢5分钟。)
Thanks for telling me. (谢谢你告诉我。)
The clock is five minutes behind.
The clock is five minutes fast. (那表快5分钟。)

您说得太快了。
You're speaking too quickly.
You're talking too fast.

多早?
How early?
How early should we leave? (咱们多早出发合适?)
Let's leave at 7∶30 am. (早晨7∶30吧。)*用How表示问“多……”的说法还有以下几种。
How short? (多短?)
How fast? (多快?)
How far? (多远?)
How quickly? (多快的速度?)
How slowly? ([速度、动作]多慢?)
How soon? ([时间/期间]多快?)
How late? ([时间/时刻]多晚?)
How much? ([不可数]多少?)
How many? ([可数]多少?)
How big/large? (多大?)
How small/little? (多小?)

Prompt delivery would be necessary as we have a fast turnover in this trade. We would therefore need your assurance that you could meet all delivery dates.
即期交货很重要,因为这种货流转很快。所以我们需要你方保证及时交货。

He is a fast talker.
他老是说得天花乱坠。
= He is always bragging.

A clear fast is better than a dirty breakfast.
宁为清贫,不为浊富。

A moneyless man goes fast through the market.
一个没钱的人很快穿过市场。

Do not run too fast after gain.
不要见利就拼命追。

Fast bind, fast find.
保存得好,东西好找。

Fasting comes after feasting.
今日有酒今日醉,明日无钱不揭锅。

Hold fast when you have it.
紧握你手中之物。

Ill news flies fast.
恶事传千里。

Ill news travels fast.
坏事传千里。

Pleasant hours fly fast.
欢乐的时间过得快。

A I think I prefer the indoor events.
A 我想我更喜欢室内项目。
B You mean like gymnastics, weight-lifting and so on – things like that?
B 你是说像体操、举重等之类的项目?
A Yes, I prefer gymnastics to athletics. It’s so beautiful to watch. The gymnasts have so much control and discipline.
A 是的, 跟田径项目比起来我更喜欢体操。体操看起来是那么优美。体操运动员有如此强的控制和协调能力。
B I know what you mean. I like it too – and the other indoor sports. I like watching the weight-lifting and I like the judo and boxing.
B 我明白你的意思。我也喜欢体操——还有其他的室内运动。我喜欢看举重,我还喜欢柔道和拳击。
A I’m not so keen on the fighting, like judo and boxing, but I don’t mind the fencing.
A 我不太喜欢像柔道和拳击这样的打斗项目,但是我不介意击剑。
B Yes, that’s good. It’s really fast and exciting.
B 是的,击剑很好。非常迅速、激烈。

A What about you What do you do in your free time Any hobbies?
A 你呢? 你在业余时间做什么?有什么爱好吗?
B Yes, I’ve got lots of interests.
B 是的, 我有很多爱好。
A Like what?
A 比如说?
B Well, football, reading . . . but my biggest interest is photography. I really love photography.
B 哦,足球、阅读. . .但是我最大的爱好是摄影。我非常喜欢摄影。
A What kind of photographs do you take?
A 你喜欢拍什么样的照片?
B Just now, I take lots of photos of people and places in Beijing. You know, things like life in the Hutongs.
Everything is changing so fast in Beijing. I feel like I’m recording all the changes.
B 目前,我在北京拍很多人物和地方的照片。你知道,像胡同生活之类的内容。北京的一切都在发生着迅速的变化。我喜欢把这些变化都记录下来。

A I think the quality of driving is worst at rush hour.
A 我想高峰时刻的驾驶质量是很低的。
B Rush hour is really bad! I think it’s because everybody wants to get home from work.
B 高峰时刻太糟了!我想这是因为大家都要在下班后赶回家。
A Yes. Everyone seems so stressed and bad-tempered.
A 是的,似乎每个人压力都很大,脾气都很坏。
B You can really sense that everyone is in a bad mood in heavy traffic.
B 在交通拥挤的时候你能真切地感觉到大家的情绪都很糟糕。
A I know. I guess it’s because they’re in a hurry but not moving very fast.
A 我知道。我想这是因为他们都很着急,但是又都移动得非常缓慢。
B That’s when accidents happen.
B 事故就发生在这个时候。

A What do you think of Beijing?
A 你认为北京怎么样?
B It’s an amazing city. So much history, and at the same time, so modern.
B 北京是个迷人的城市。既有如此悠久的历史,同时又非常现代。
A Yes, it’s changing fast.
A 是的,它正发生着快速的变化。
B It’s got a lot of character. I love the mix of old and new.
B 它很有特色。我喜欢这种古老与现代的结合。
A Yes, you can get the ancient and the modern side-by-side in Beijing.
A 是的,在北京你可以看到古老与现代同时并存。

A I think I prefer the indoor events.
A 我想我更喜欢室内项目。
B You mean like gymnastics, weight-lifting and so on – things like that?
B 你是指像体操、举重等等之类的项目吗?
A Yes, I prefer gymnastics to athletics or swimming. It’s so beautiful to watch. The gymnasts have so much control and discipline.
A 是的,跟田径或者游泳比起来我更喜欢体操。体操看起来非常漂亮。体操运动员有这么强的控制力和纪律性。
B I like it too – and the other indoor sports. I like watching judo and boxing.
B 我也喜欢体操——还有其他的室内运动。我喜欢看柔道和拳击。
A Yes, they’re good. They’re really fast and exciting.
A 是的,这两个项目也很好。它们速度快而且很激烈。

I think I prefer the indoor events.
我想我更喜欢室内项目。
You mean like gymnastics, weight-lifting and so on – things like that?
你是指像体操、举重等等之类的项目吗?
Yes, I prefer gymnastics to athletics or swimming. It’s so beautiful to watch.
The gymnasts have so much control and discipline.
是的,跟田径或者游泳比起来我更喜欢体操。体操看起来非常漂亮。
体操运动员有这么强的控制力和纪律性。
I like it too – and the other indoor sports. I like watching judo and boxing.
我也喜欢体操——还有其他的室内运动。我喜欢看柔道和拳击。
Yes, they’re good. They’re really fast and exciting.
是的,这两个项目也很好。它们速度快而且很激烈。

What do you think of Beijing?
你认为北京怎么样?
It’s an amazing city. So much history, and at the same time, so modern.
北京是个迷人的城市。既有如此悠久的历史,同时又非常现代。
Yes, it’s changing fast.
是的,它正发生着快速的变化。
It’s got a lot of character. I love the mix of old and new.
它很有特色。我喜欢这种古老与现代的结合。
Yes, you can get the ancient and the modern side-by-side in Beijing.
是的,在北京你可以看到古老与现代同时并存。

For evil news rides fast, while good news baits later.
John Milton, Britsh poet
好事不出门,坏事传千里。
英国诗人弥尔顿J

My watch is fast and your watch is slow.
我的表快,而你的表慢。

pull a fast one欺骗
He tried to pull a fast one on us, but we caught on before he got away with it.
他想要欺骗我们,但在他阴谋得逞之前我们就知道了。

fast buck容易得来的钱财
I heard he made a fast buck at the race track.
我听说他赌马发了横财。

pull a fast one欺骗
He tried to pull a fast one on us, but we caught on before he got away with it.
他想要欺骗我们,但在他阴谋得逞前我们就明白了。

life in the fast lane 刺激的生活(fast lane快车道)
Jane like to live life in the fast lane.
简喜欢过刺激兴奋的生活。

fast one 一搭就上的(男人或女人)

- play fast and loose with...敷衍了事,不正经干
You are not clever enough to play fast and loose with Susan.

Pure silk garments are our best selling goods. They sell very fast every year.
真丝服装是我们畅销品,每年都销售量都很大。

便捷 [biàn jié] /convenient and fast/

不胫而走 [bù jìng ér zǒu] /get round fast/spread like wildfire/

不翼而飞 [bù yì ér fēi] /disappear without trace/vanish all of a sudden/spread fast/spread like wildfire/

畅销 [chàng xiāo] /(v) fast seller; very marketable/(v) sell fast; marketed widely/

驰 [chí] /run fast/speed/spread/gallop/

飞快 [fēi kuài] /very fast/at lightning speed/

高速乙太网路 [gāo sù yǐ tài wǎng lù] /fast Ethernet/

禁食 [jìn shí] /fast (not eat)/

遽 [jù] /hurry/fast/suddenly/

块 [kuài] /yuan (unit of currency)/fast (of a watch)/swift/rapid/happy/joyful/soon/quick/(a measure word, for cloth, cake, soap)/

快 [kuài] /fast/quick/swift/

快餐 [kuài cān] /fast food/snack/quick meal/

快速 [kuài sù] /fast/high-speed/rapid/

快速以太网络 [kuài sù yǐ tài wǎng luò] /Fast Ethernet/

牢 [láo] /firm/fast/

麦当劳 [mài dāng láo] /Macdonald (name)/Macdonald’s (fast food company)/

翩 [piān] /fly fast/

趋 [qū] /to hasten/to hurry/walk fast/

速 [sù] /fast/rapid/quick/

铤 [tǐng] /big arrow/walk fast/

骛 [wù] /fast/greedy/run rapidly/

讯 [xùn] /to question/to ask/to interrogate/rapid/speedy/fast/news/information/

迅速 [xùn sù] /rapid/speedy/fast/

斋 [zhāi] /a fast/studio/

斋月 [zhāi yuè] /Ramadan (Muslim month of fasting)/

International affiliates account for a fast-growing segment of production in economies that open up and welcome foreign investment.
在那些对外开放并鼓励外资的国家的经济中国际分公司在国民生产中成为一个快速增长的部门。

Examples of benefits or costs of the current concentration wave are scanty.
目前证明这股合并浪潮是带来利还是弊的实例并不多。
Yet it is hard to imagine that the merger of a few oil firms today could re-create the same threats to competition that were feared nearly a century ago in the US, when the Standard Oil trust was broken up.
但是很难想像当今的几个石油公司的合并是否会重新造成约100年前美国标准石油公司对竞争造成的同样的威胁,那时由于人们对该公司的这种担心而导致了它最终的解散。
The mergers of telecom companies, such as World Com, hardly seem to bring higher prices for consumers or a reduction in the pace of technical progress.
像世界通讯这样的通讯公司合并似乎没有给消费者带来更高的价格,或者降低技术进步的速度。
On the contrary, the price of communications is coming down fast.
相反,通信的价格在迅速下降。

This information allows businessmen to keep track of their list of goods by showing which items are being sold and how fast they are moving. Decisions to reorder or return goods to suppliers can then be made.
这些信息通过显示销售商品的种类和销售速度,使商家能够跟踪和记录它们的商品清单,然后做出决定是再定货还是把商品退给供应商。

{adj: acid-fast} not easily decolorized by acid solutions; pertains to micro-organisms (especially the tubercle bacillus that causes tuberculosis)

{adj: adherent} sticking fast

{adj: aggressive, fast-growing, strong-growing} tending to spread quickly
"an aggressive tumor"

{adj: allegro} (of tempo) fast

{adj: andantino} (of tempo) moderately fast

{adj: barred, bolted, fast, latched, locked, secured} firmly fastened or secured against opening
"windows and doors were all fast"
"a locked closet"
"left the house properly secured"

{adj: blistering, hot, red-hot} very fast; capable of quick response and great speed
"a hot sports car"
"a blistering pace"
"got off to a hot start"
"in hot pursuit"
"a red-hot line drive"

{adj: debauched, degenerate, degraded, dissipated, dissolute, libertine, profligate, riotous, fast} unrestrained by convention or morality
"Congreve draws a debauched aristocratic society"
"deplorably dissipated and degraded"
"riotous living"
"fast women"

{adj: fast asleep, sound asleep} sleeping deeply
"lying fast asleep on the sofa"
"it would be cruel to wake him; he's sound asleep"

{adj: fast, firm, immobile} securely fixed in place
"the post was still firm after being hit by the car"

{adj: fast-breaking} occurring rapidly as a series of events in rapid succession
"the broadcast was interrupted by a fast-breaking news story about the invasion"

{adj: fast-flying, flying} moving swiftly
"fast-flying planes"
"played the difficult passage with flying fingers"

{adj: fast-paced} of communication that proceeds rapidly
"a fast-paced talker"
"fast-paced fiction"

{adj: fast} (of surfaces) conducive to rapid speeds
"a fast road"
"grass courts are faster than clay"

{adj: fast} (used of timepieces) indicating a time ahead of or later than the correct time
"my watch is fast"
<-> slow

{adj: fast} acting or moving or capable of acting or moving quickly
"fast film"
"on the fast track in school"
"set a fast pace"
"a fast car"
<-> slow

{adj: fast} at a rapid tempo
"the band played a fast fox trot"
<-> slow

{adj: fast} resistant to destruction or fading
"fast colors"

{adj: firm, loyal, truehearted, fast} unwavering in devotion to friend or vow or cause
"a firm ally"
"loyal supporters"
"the true-hearted soldier...of Tippecanoe"- Campaign song for William Henry Harrison
"fast friends"

{adj: fleet, swift} moving very fast
"fleet of foot"
"the fleet scurrying of squirrels"
"a swift current"
"swift flight of an arrow"
"a swift runner"

{adj: flourishing, growing, thriving} having or showing vigorous vegetal or animal life
"flourishing crops"
"flourishing chicks"
"a growing boy"
"fast-growing weeds"
"a thriving deer population"

{adj: flying, quick, fast} hurried and brief
"paid a flying visit"
"took a flying glance at the book"
"a quick inspection"
"a fast visit"

{adj: hard-and-fast, strict} (of rules) stringently enforced
"hard-and-fast rules"

{adj: lank} long and thin and often limp
"grown lank with fasting"
"lank mousy hair"

{adj: pinioned} bound fast especially having the arms restrained

{adj: prestissimo} (of tempo) as fast as possible

{adj: presto} (of tempo) very fast

{adj: slow} (used of timepieces) indicating a time earlier than the correct time
"the clock is slow"
<-> fast

{adj: slow} at a slow tempo
"the band played a slow waltz"
<-> fast

{adj: slow} not moving quickly; taking a comparatively long time
"a slow walker"
"the slow lane of traffic"
"her steps were slow"
"he was slow in reacting to the news"
"slow but steady growth"
<-> fast

{adj: supersonic} (of speed) greater than the speed of sound in a given medium (especially air)
"a supersonic bomber flies so fast that it must release its bombs while the target is still over the horizon"
<-> sonic, subsonic

{adj: swift-footed, fast-footed} having rapidly moving feet

{adj: unadjusted} not altered to fit certain requirements
"an unadjusted figure of 8.5 percent"
"the unadjusted clock is running fast";
<-> adjusted

{adj: unhealthy} not conducive to good health
"an unhealthy diet of fast foods"
"an unhealthy climate"

{adj: vivace} (of tempo) very fast and lively

{adj: winged} very fast; as if with wings
"on winged feet"

{adv: against the clock, against time} as fast as possible; before a deadline
"it was a race against the clock"

{adv: alarmingly} in an alarming manner
"It grew alarmingly fast"

{adv: everywhere, everyplace, all over} to or in any or all places
"You find fast food stores everywhere"
"people everywhere are becoming aware of the problem"
"he carried a gun everywhere he went"
"looked all over for a suitable gift"; (`everyplace' is used informally for `everywhere')

{adv: extra} unusually or exceptionally
"an extra fast car"

{adv: fast, tight} firmly or tightly
"held fast to the rope"
"her foot was stuck fast"
"held tight"

{adv: fast} quickly or rapidly (often used as a combining form)
"how fast can he get here?"
"ran as fast as he could"
"needs medical help fast"
"fast-running rivers"
"fast-breaking news"
"fast-opening (or fast-closing) shutters"

{adv: impressively, imposingly} in an impressive manner
"the students progressed impressively fast"
<-> unimpressively

{adv: in no time, very fast} in a relatively short time
"she finished the assignment in no time"

{adv: post-haste} as fast as possible; with all possible haste
"send it to me post-haste"

{adv: prestissimo} extremely fast; as fast as possible
"this passage should be played prestissimo"

{adv: presto} at a very fast tempo (faster than allegro)

{adv: thick, thickly} in quick succession
"misfortunes come fast and thick"

{n: Ash Wednesday} the 7th Wednesday before Easter; the first day of Lent; the day following Mardi Gras (`fat Tuesday'); a day of fasting and repentance

{n: Chinese elm, Ulmus parvifolia} small fast-growing tree native to Asia; widely grown as shelterbelts and hedges

{n: Ember Day} a day set aside for fasting and prayer

{n: Fast of Esther} (Judaism) a minor fast day on Adar 13 commemorates three days that Esther fasted before approaching the Persian king on behalf of the Jewish people; the fast is connected with Purim

{n: Fast of Gedaliah} (Judaism) a minor fast day on Tishri 3 that commemorates the killing of the Jewish governor of Judah

{n: Fast of Tammuz} (Judaism) a minor fast day on Tammuz 17 when the walls of Jerusalem were breached

{n: Fast of Tevet} (Judaism) a minor fast day on Tevet 10 commemorates the beginning of the siege of Jerusalem and has also been proclaimed a memorial day for the six million Jews who died in the Holocaust

{n: Fast of the Firstborn} (Judaism) a minor fast day on Nissan 14 that is observed only by firstborn males; it is observed on the day before Passover

{n: Fraser fir, Abies fraseri} small fast-growing but short-lived fir of southern Alleghenies similar to balsam fir but with very short leaves

{n: Jamaican cherry, calabur tree, calabura, silk wood, silkwood, Muntingia calabura} a fast-growing tropical American evergreen having white flowers and white fleshy edible fruit; bark yields a silky fiber used in cordage and wood is valuable for staves

{n: London plane, Platanus acerifolia} very large fast-growing tree much planted as a street tree

{n: Maxwell's demon} an imaginary creature that controls a small hole in a partition that divides a chamber filled with gas into two parts and allows fast molecules to move in one direction and slow molecules to move in the other direction through the hole; this would result in one part of the container becoming warmer and the other cooler, thus decreasing entropy and violating the second law of thermodynamics

{n: PT boat, mosquito boat, mosquito craft, motor torpedo boat} a small fast unarmored and lightly armed torpedo boat; P(ropeller) T(orpedo) boat

{n: Paul VI, Giovanni Battista Montini} Italian pope from 1963 to 1978 who eased restrictions on fasting and on interfaith marriages (1897-1978)

{n: RAM disk} (computer science) a virtual drive that is created by setting aside part of the random-access memory to use as if it were a group of sectors
"access to a RAM disk is very fast but the data it contains is lost when the system is turned off"

{n: Ramadan} (Islam) a fast (held from sunrise to sunset) that is carried out during the Islamic month of Ramadan

{n: Ramadan} the ninth month of the Islamic calendar; the month of fasting; the holiest period for the Islamic faith

{n: Siberian elm, Chinese elm, dwarf elm, Ulmus pumila} fast-growing shrubby Asian tree naturalized in United States for shelter or ornament

{n: Sundacarpus amara, Prumnopitys amara, Podocarpus amara} a large fast-growing monoecious tropical evergreen tree having large glossy lanceolate leaves; of rain forests of Sumatra and Philippines to northern Queensland

{n: Tennessee walker, Tennessee walking horse, Walking horse, Plantation walking horse} a horse marked by stamina and trained to move at a fast running walk

{n: Tishah b'Av, Tishah b'Ab, Tisha b'Av, Tisha b'Ab, Ninth of Av, Ninth of Ab, Fast of Av, Fast of Ab} (Judaism) a major fast day on the Jewish calendar commemorating the destruction of the temples in Jerusalem

{n: Yom Kippur, Day of Atonement} (Judaism) a solemn and major fast day on the Jewish calendar; 10th of Tishri; its observance is one of the requirements of the Mosaic law

{n: allegretto} a quicker tempo than andante but not as fast as allegro

{n: alluvial fan, alluvial cone} a fan-shaped deposit where a fast flowing stream flattens out

{n: apache dance} a violent fast dance in French vaudeville (an apache is a member of the French underworld)

{n: bamboo fern, Coniogramme japonica} fast-growing sturdy Japanese fern; cultivated for their attractive broad dark-green pinnate fronds

{n: blue gum, fever tree, Eucalyptus globulus} tall fast-growing timber tree with leaves containing a medicinal oil; young leaves are bluish

{n: bluetick} a very fast American hound; white mottled with bluish grey

{n: blur, fuzz} a hazy or indistinct representation
"it happened so fast it was just a blur"
"he tried to clear his head of the whisky fuzz"

{n: borzoi, Russian wolfhound} tall fast-moving dog breed

{n: bulimarexia, binge-purge syndrome, binge-vomit syndrome, bulima nervosa} a disorder of eating in which the person alternates between strong craving for food and aversion to food; characterized by excessive eating followed by periods of fasting or self-induced vomiting

{n: byssus, beard} tuft of strong filaments by which e.g. a mussel makes itself fast to a fixed surface

{n: candid camera} a miniature camera with a fast lens

{n: church calendar, ecclesiastical calendar} a calendar of the Christian year indicating the dates of fasts and festivals

{n: clickety-clack, clickety-click} a fast and rhythmic click-clack
"the clickety-clack of the typewriters"

{n: clipper, clipper ship} a fast sailing ship used in former times

{n: courser} a huntsman who hunts small animals with fast dogs that use sight rather than scent to follow their prey

{n: cruiser} a large fast warship; smaller than a battleship and larger than a destroyer

{n: cyberpunk} a genre of fast-paced science fiction involving oppressive futuristic computerized societies

{n: deadhead} a nonenterprising person who is not paying his way
"the deadheads on the payroll should be eased out as fast as possible"

{n: destroyer, guided missile destroyer} a small fast lightly armored but heavily armed warship

{n: dog laurel, dog hobble, switch-ivy, Leucothoe fontanesiana, Leucothoe editorum} fast-growing evergreen shrub of southeastern United States having arching interlaced branches and racemes of white flowers

{n: double time} a fast marching pace (180 steps/min) or slow jog

{n: express, limited} public transport consisting of a fast train or bus that makes only a few scheduled stops
"he caught the express to New York"
<-> local

{n: fast break} (basketball) a rapid dash to get a shot as soon as possible after taking possession of the ball

{n: fast buck, quick buck} quick or easy earnings, "they are traders out to make a fast buck"

{n: fast day} a day designated for fasting

{n: fast food} inexpensive food (hamburgers or chicken or milkshakes) prepared and served quickly

{n: fast lane} a hectic and pressured lifestyle often characterized by recklessness or dissipation
"life in fashion's fast lane has taught her a lot"

{n: fast lane} the traffic lane for vehicles that are moving rapidly
<-> slow lane

{n: fast reactor} nuclear reactor in which nuclear fissions are caused by fast neutrons because little or no moderator is used
<-> thermal reactor

{n: fast time scale} (simulation) the time scale used in data processing when the time-scale factor is less than one

{n: fast track} a rapid means of achieving a goal
"they saw independence as the fast track to democracy"
"he took a fast track to the top of the corporate ladder"
"the company went off the fast track when the stock market dropped"

{n: fast, fasting} abstaining from food

{n: fastener} a person who fastens or makes fast
"he found the door fastened and wondered who the fastener was"

{n: felucca} a fast narrow sailing ship of the Mediterranean

{n: femtochemistry} the branch of chemistry that studies elementary (often very fast) chemical reactions as they occur; the experimental methods are often based on the use of femtosecond laser pulses

{n: food court} an area (as in a shopping mall) where fast food is sold (usually around a common eating area)

{n: fox-trot, foxtrot} a ballroom dance in quadruple time; combines short and long and fast and slow steps fixed sequences

{n: gallop} a fast gait of a horse; a two-beat stride during which all four legs are off the ground simultaneously

{n: glioblastoma, spongioblastoma} a fast-growing malignant brain tumor composed of spongioblasts; nearly always fatal

{n: harpoon line} a strong rope for making the catch fast to the harpooner's boat

{n: harpulla, Harpullia cupanioides} fast-growing tree of India and East Indies yielding a wood used especially for building

{n: horseshoe whipsnake, Coluber hippocrepis} slender fast-moving Eurasian snake

{n: hunger strike} a voluntary fast undertaken as a means of protest

{n: ibolium privet, ibota privet, Ligustrum ibolium} fast-growing and tightly branched hybrid of Ligustrum ovalifolium and Ligustrum obtusifolium

{n: interceptor} a fast maneuverable fighter plane designed to intercept enemy aircraft

{n: jack} any of several fast-swimming predacious fishes of tropical to warm temperate seas

{n: keurboom, Virgilia divaricata} fast-growing roundheaded tree with fragrant white to deep rose flowers; planted as an ornamental

{n: kudzu, kudzu vine, Pueraria lobata} fast-growing vine from eastern Asia having tuberous starchy roots and hairy trifoliate leaves and racemes of purple flowers followed by long hairy pods containing many seeds; grown for fodder and forage and root starch; widespread in the southern United States

{n: major fast day} one of two major fast days on the Jewish calendar

{n: metasequoia, dawn redwood, Metasequoia glyptostrodoides} large fast-growing Chinese monoecious tree having flat bright-green deciduous leaves and small globular cones; commonly cultivated in United States as an ornamental; known as a fossil before being discovered in China

{n: minor fast day} one of five minor fast days on the Jewish calendar

{n: mooring, moorage, berth, slip} a place where a craft can be made fast

{n: ombu, bella sombra, Phytolacca dioica} fast-growing herbaceous evergreen tree of South America having a broad trunk with high water content and dark green oval leaves

{n: ostrich, Struthio camelus} fast-running African flightless bird with two-toed feet; largest living bird

{n: pace lap} the first lap of a car race that prepares the cars for a fast start

{n: pace, rate} the relative speed of progress or change
"he lived at a fast pace"
"he works at a great rate"
"the pace of events accelerated"

{n: paso doble} a ballroom dance in fast duple time

{n: passive resistance, nonviolent resistance, nonviolence} peaceful resistance to a government by fasting or refusing to cooperate

{n: pin oak, swamp oak, Quercus palustris} fast-growing medium to large pyramidal deciduous tree of northeastern United States and southeastern Canada having deeply pinnatifid leaves that turn bright red in autumn; thrives in damp soil

{n: pitchman} an aggressive salesman who uses a fast line of talk to sell something

{n: polka} a Bohemian dance with 3 steps and a hop in fast time

{n: pulsar} a degenerate neutron star; small and extremely dense; rotates very fast and emits regular pulses of polarized radiation

{n: racer, race car, racing car} a fast car that competes in races

{n: racer} slender fast-moving North American snakes

{n: rapid} a part of a river where the current is very fast


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