fastforward

fast-forward

[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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fast-forward
 
n
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
 
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.  (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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