- 1. fast, fasting, abstinence
- usage: abstaining from food
- 1. fast, abstain, refrain, desist
- usage: abstain from certain foods, as for religious or medical reasons; "Catholics sometimes fast during Lent"
- 2. fast, abstain, refrain, desist
- usage: abstain from eating; "Before the medical exam, you must fast"
- 1. fast (vs. slow), accelerated, alacritous, blistering, hot, red-hot, double-quick, express, fast-breaking, fast-paced, fleet, swift, high-speed, high-velocity, hurrying, scurrying, immediate, prompt, quick, straightaway, instantaneous, instant(prenominal), meteoric, quick, speedy, rapid, rapid, speedy, smart, winged, windy, hurried, sudden
- usage: 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"
- 2. fast (vs. slow)
- usage: (used of timepieces) indicating a time ahead of or later than the correct time; "my watch is fast"
- 3. fast (vs. slow), allegro, allegretto, andantino, presto, prestissimo, vivace
- usage: at a rapid tempo; "the band played a fast fox trot"
- 4. fast, smooth (vs. rough)
- usage: (of surfaces) conducive to rapid speeds; "a fast road"; "grass courts are faster than clay"
- 5. fast, impervious (vs. pervious), imperviable
- usage: resistant to destruction or fading; "fast colors"
- 6. debauched, degenerate, degraded, dissipated, dissolute, libertine, profligate, riotous, fast, immoral (vs. moral)
- usage: unrestrained by convention or morality; "Congreve draws a debauched aristocratic society"; "deplorably dissipated and degraded"; "riotous living"; "fast women"
- 7. flying, quick, fast, hurried (vs. unhurried)
- usage: hurried and brief; "paid a flying visit"; "took a flying glance at the book"; "a quick inspection"; "a fast visit"
- 8. fast, firm, immobile, fixed (vs. unfixed)
- usage: securely fixed in place; "the post was still firm after being hit by the car"
- 9. firm, loyal, truehearted, fast(prenominal), faithful (vs. unfaithful)
- usage: 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"
- 10. fast, causative (vs. noncausative)
- usage: (of a photographic lens or emulsion) causing a shortening of exposure time; "a fast lens"
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- 1. fast
- usage: 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. fast, tight
- usage: firmly or closely; "held fast to the rope"; "her foot was stuck fast"; "held tight"
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