fast-forward

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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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you have been fast-forwarding
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Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been fast-forwarding
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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
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you had been fast-forwarding
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Conditional
I would fast-forward
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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
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