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  1. [adverb] 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"

  2. [adverb] firmly or tightly; "held fast to the rope"; "her foot was stuck fast"; "held tight"
    Synonyms: tight

  3. [noun] abstaining from food
    Synonyms: ing

  4. [verb] abstain from certain foods, as for religious or medical reasons; "Catholics sometimes fast during Lent"

  5. [verb] abstain from eating; "Before the medical exam, you must fast"

  6. [adjective] 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"

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

  8. [adjective] at a rapid tempo; "the band played a fast fox trot"

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

  10. [adjective] firmly fastened or secured against opening; "windows and doors were all fast"; "a locked closet"; "left the house properly secured"
    Synonyms: barred, bolted, latched, locked, secured

  11. [adjective] resistant to destruction or fading; "fast colors"

  12. [adjective] unrestrained by convention or morality; "Congreve draws a debauched aristocratic society"; "deplorably dissipated and degraded"; "riotous living"; "fast women"
    Synonyms: debauched, degenerate, degraded, dissipated, dissolute, libertine, profligate, riotous

  13. [adjective] hurried and brief; "paid a flying visit"; "took a flying glance at the book"; "a quick inspection"; "a fast visit"
    Synonyms: flying, quick

  14. [adjective] securely fixed in place; "the post was still firm after being hit by the car"
    Synonyms: firm, immobile

  15. [adjective] unwavering in devotion to friend or vow or cause; "a firm ally"; "loyal supporters"; "the true-hearted soldier...of Tippecanoe"- Campaign song for William Henry Harrison; "fast friends"
    Synonyms: firm, loyal, truehearted


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