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Related / Similar Words: fasting, firm, immobile, flying, quick, debauched, degenerate, degraded, dissipated, dissolute, libertine, profligate, riotous, barred, bolted, latched, locked, secured, tight

 

Definition:
  • abstaining from food;
  • abstain from eating; "Before the medical exam, you must fast";
  • abstain from certain foods, as for religious or medical reasons; "Catholics sometimes fast during Lent";
  • 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";
  • at a rapid tempo; "the band played a fast fox trot";
  • (used of timepieces) indicating a time ahead of or later than the correct time; "my watch is fast";
  • securely fixed in place; "the post was still firm after being hit by the car";
  • hurried and brief; "paid a flying visit"; "took a flying glance at the book"; "a quick inspection"; "a fast visit";
  • unrestrained by convention or morality; "Congreve draws a debauched aristocratic society"; "deplorably dissipated and degraded"; "riotous living"; "fast women";
  • resistant to destruction or fading; "fast colors";
  • firmly fastened or secured against opening; "windows and doors were all fast"; "a locked closet"; "left the house properly secured";
  • (of surfaces) conducive to rapid speeds; "a fast road"; "grass courts are faster than clay";
  • 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";
  • firmly or tightly; "held fast to the rope"; "her foot was stuck fast"; "held tight";

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    See Also: expedited, hurried, sudden

     

    Hyponyms: diet, dieting, hunger strike, Ramadan

     

    Attributes: speed, swiftness, fastness

     

    Derivational Morphology: fasting

     

    Language Translations:
    Arabic: صيام   Danish: faste and hurtig and hurtigt  
    Dutch: snel and vasten   Esperanto: fasti and rapida and rapide  
    Finnish: nopea and nopeasti and paasto and paastota   French: jeûne and jeûner and rapide and rapidement  
    German: fasten and Fastenzeit and schnell   Greek: γρήγορα and γρήγορος and δίαιτα and νηστεύω and νηστεία  
    Hebrew: צום   Italian: digiunare and digiuno and rapidamente and veloce  
    Japanese: 速い and 速く and 断食   Kurdish: rojî and  
    Norwegian: faste and fort and rask   Polish: post and pościć  
    Portuguese: ficar and jejum and rapidamente and rápido   Romanian: rapid  
    Slovene: hiter and hitro and post and postiti se   Spanish: ayunar and ayuno and rapidamente and rápido  
    Swedish: fasta and fastetid and fort and snabb  
     
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