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[fast-fawr-werd, fahst-]
verb (used without object)
(on a recording device or projector) to advance a tape or film rapidly, using the fast forward.
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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
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.  (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]

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Example sentences
If you tire of the plot, fast forward to the sequence of real nuclear
  explosions set to music.
Many on the academic right want to fast forward to a future that isn't
Fast forward four years, we've finished our respective training programs and
  our careers have begun.
Fast forward to now, where our generation is beginning to have families of
  their own.
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