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Dictionary definition for: Fast

1. (n) abstaining from food

2. (v) abstain from certain foods, as for religious or medical reasons; "Catholics sometimes fast during Lent"

3. (a) 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"

4. (r) 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"

5. (v) abstain from eating; "Before the medical exam, you must fast"

6. (a) (used of timepieces) indicating a time ahead of or later than the correct time; "my watch is fast"

7. (r) firmly or tightly; "held fast to the rope" "her foot was stuck fast" "held tight"

8. (a) at a rapid tempo; "the band played a fast fox trot"

9. (s) (of surfaces) conducive to rapid speeds; "a fast road" "grass courts are faster than clay"

10. (s) firmly fastened or secured against opening; "windows and doors were all fast" "a locked closet" "left the house properly secured"

11. (s) resistant to destruction or fading; "fast colors"

12. (s) unrestrained by convention or morality; "Congreve draws a debauched aristocratic society" "deplorably dissipated and degraded" "riotous living" "fast women"

13. (s) hurried and brief; "paid a flying visit" "took a flying glance at the book" "a quick inspection" "a fast visit"

14. (s) securely fixed in place; "the post was still firm after being hit by the car"

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