fast forward

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fast forward (third-person singular simple present fast forwards, present participle fast forwarding, simple past and past participle fast forwarded)

  1. (transitive) To cause an audio or video tape, digital media stream, etc. to move forward very fast, so that when the device is played, it will start at a later point.
  2. (intransitive) To be fast-forwarded; to move ahead in this fashion.
  3. (intransitive, figuratively, by extension) to shift one's attention or focus toward a later point in time.
    • 2012, Alan D. Hemmings, Donald R. Rothwell, Karen N. Scott, Antarctic Security in the Twenty-First Century (page 77)
      Antarctica was remote, little of value [] was at stake, and few states had the capacity to get to Antarctica or otherwise challenge the claimants. [] Fast-forward to the present, and the picture looks somewhat different.



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fast forward (plural fast forwards)

  1. A button that causes media to be fast forwarded.


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