fast

{{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}}
noun
ADJECTIVE
long
VERB + FAST
go on, keep, observe

All members of the religious community keep these fasts.

break

In the evening the people break their fast.

{{Roman}}II.{{/Roman}}
adj., adv.
VERBS
be, seem

Her pulse seemed very fast.

ADVERB
extremely, fairly, very, etc.

I suppose delivery in two days is pretty fast, really.

I should make a very fast profit on these.

awfully, exceptionally, particularly, remarkably, surprisingly
reasonably, relatively
a little, slightly, etc.
amazingly, blazingly, blindingly, impossibly, incredibly, unbelievably, unusually

He came around the corner blindingly fast.

dangerously
Fast is used with these nouns: ↑acceleration, ↑access, ↑bowler, ↑bowling, ↑car, ↑computer, ↑current, ↑dance, ↑delivery, ↑descent, ↑exit, ↑film, ↑food, ↑friend, ↑gallop, ↑growth, ↑horse, ↑lane, ↑lap, ↑learner, ↑link, ↑modem, ↑pace, ↑passage, ↑progress, ↑pulse, ↑rate, ↑reaction, ↑reactor, ↑reader, ↑recovery, ↑reflex, ↑relief, ↑return, ↑rhythm, ↑road, ↑route, ↑runner, ↑service, ↑speed, ↑stretch, ↑stroke, ↑tempo, ↑time, ↑track, ↑traffic, ↑train, ↑trot, ↑turnover, ↑typist, ↑walk, ↑worker
{{Roman}}III.{{/Roman}}
adv.
Fast is used with these adjectives: ↑asleep, ↑stuck
Fast is used with these verbs: ↑approach, ↑beat, ↑breathe, ↑change, ↑decline, ↑drive, ↑drop, ↑dwindle, ↑expand, ↑fade, ↑fill, ↑flow, ↑fly, ↑grow, ↑pedal, ↑progress, ↑recede, ↑recover, ↑ride, ↑rise, ↑run, ↑shrink, ↑sink, ↑spin, ↑spread, ↑think, ↑travel, ↑update, ↑walk

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  • Fast — Fast, a. [Compar. {Faster}; superl. {Fastest}.] [OE., firm, strong, not loose, AS. f[ae]st; akin to OS. fast, D. vast, OHG. fasti, festi, G. fest, Icel. fastr, Sw. & Dan. fast, and perh. to E. fetter. The sense swift comes from the idea of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fast — fast1 [fast, fäst] adj. [ME < OE fæst, akin to Ger fest, firm, stable < IE base * pasto , fixed, secure > Arm hast] 1. not easily moved, freed, or separated; firm, fixed, or stuck [the ship was fast on the rocks] 2. firmly fastened or… …   English World dictionary

  • Fast — Fast, adv. welches in zwey einander ziemlich entgegen gesetzten Bedeutungen gefunden wird. 1) * Für sehr, in welchem Verstande schon vaste bey dem Stryker vorkommt. Sie war fast schön, 1 Mos. 12, 14. Ihre Sünden sind fast schwer, Kap. 18, 20. Ein …   Grammatisch-kritisches Wörterbuch der Hochdeutschen Mundart

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  • Fast — Fast, adv. [OE. faste firmly, strongly, quickly, AS. f[ae]ste. See {Fast}, a.] 1. In a fast, fixed, or firmly established manner; fixedly; firmly; immovably. [1913 Webster] We will bind thee fast. Judg. xv. 13. [1913 Webster] 2. In a fast or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Fast — Fast, n. [OE. faste, fast; cf. AS. f[ae]sten, OHG. fasta, G. faste. See {Fast}, v. i.] 1. Abstinence from food; omission to take nourishment. [1913 Webster] Surfeit is the father of much fast. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. Voluntary abstinence from… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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