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fast-for·ward

(făst-fôr′wərd)
n. or fast forward
1. A control mechanism on an audio or video player that permits rapid advancement of a recording.
2. The state of being in rapid advancement or progression, as of a film or a sequence of events: "The trial was on fast forward" (Nelson DeMille).
v. fast-for·ward·ed, fast-for·ward·ing, fast-for·wards
v.intr.
1. To advance an audio or video recording rapidly.
2. To think ahead to a later time or stage in a sequence of events.
v.tr.
1. To advance (an audio or video recording) rapidly.
2. To speed up the progression of (a sequence of events).

fast-forward

n
1. (Electronics) (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.
vb
3. (tr) 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. (Electronics) (intr) 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.
[C20: from the fast-forward wind control in a tape deck]

fast′-for′ward



v.i.
(on a recording device or projector) to advance a tape or film rapidly using a function of the device.
[1970–75]
fast′-for′ward, n.

fast-forward


Past participle: fast-forwarded
Gerund: fast-forwarding

Imperative
fast-forward
fast-forward
Present
I fast-forward
you fast-forward
he/she/it fast-forwards
we fast-forward
you fast-forward
they fast-forward
Preterite
I fast-forwarded
you fast-forwarded
he/she/it fast-forwarded
we fast-forwarded
you fast-forwarded
they fast-forwarded
Present Continuous
I am fast-forwarding
you are fast-forwarding
he/she/it is fast-forwarding
we are fast-forwarding
you are fast-forwarding
they are fast-forwarding
Present Perfect
I have fast-forwarded
you have fast-forwarded
he/she/it has fast-forwarded
we have fast-forwarded
you have fast-forwarded
they have fast-forwarded
Past Continuous
I was fast-forwarding
you were fast-forwarding
he/she/it was fast-forwarding
we were fast-forwarding
you were fast-forwarding
they were fast-forwarding
Past Perfect
I had fast-forwarded
you had fast-forwarded
he/she/it had fast-forwarded
we had fast-forwarded
you had fast-forwarded
they had fast-forwarded
Future
I will fast-forward
you will fast-forward
he/she/it will fast-forward
we will fast-forward
you will fast-forward
they will fast-forward
Future Perfect
I will have fast-forwarded
you will have fast-forwarded
he/she/it will have fast-forwarded
we will have fast-forwarded
you will have fast-forwarded
they will have fast-forwarded
Future Continuous
I will be fast-forwarding
you will be fast-forwarding
he/she/it will be fast-forwarding
we will be fast-forwarding
you will be fast-forwarding
they will be fast-forwarding
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been fast-forwarding
you have been fast-forwarding
he/she/it has been fast-forwarding
we have been fast-forwarding
you have been fast-forwarding
they have been fast-forwarding
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been fast-forwarding
you will have been fast-forwarding
he/she/it will have been fast-forwarding
we will have been fast-forwarding
you will have been fast-forwarding
they will have been fast-forwarding
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been fast-forwarding
you had been fast-forwarding
he/she/it had been fast-forwarding
we had been fast-forwarding
you had been fast-forwarding
they had been fast-forwarding
Conditional
I would fast-forward
you would fast-forward
he/she/it would fast-forward
we would fast-forward
you would fast-forward
they would fast-forward
Past Conditional
I would have fast-forwarded
you would have fast-forwarded
he/she/it would have fast-forwarded
we would have fast-forwarded
you would have fast-forwarded
they would have fast-forwarded
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WITH just minor rescheduling we haven't watched a TV ad for well over a decade, simply by delaying programmes we want to watch (which we know includes ads) at least long enough so we can fast-forward through the adverts; however, we now do the same for BBC programmes so we can fast-forward through their equalling annoying trailers!
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Unfortunately it didn't have the courage to build on these scenes instead of skimming past them like a film in fast-forward. Kyle Buchanan
Some have created ads that get the point across even at fast-forward speed, while others have put more spend into online video.
If Morty's universal remote control really did exist, then after the first 20 minutes of Click, audiences would almost certainly fast-forward to the end credits.
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It does.Michael discovers that this remote can not only muffle the dog's bark but also let him fast-forward through arguments with Donna and skip the drudgery of work.
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