fast [adj1] speedy accelerated, active, agile, blue streak*, breakneck*, brisk, chop-chop*, dashing, double-time*, electric, expeditious, expeditive, flashing, fleet, fleeting, flying, hairtrigger*, hasty, hot, hurried, hypersonic, in a jiffy*, in nothing flat*, lickety split*, like a bat out of hell*, like all get out*, like crazy*, like mad*, nimble, on the double*, PDQ*, posthaste, presto, pronto, quick, racing, rapid, ready, screamin’*, snap*, snappy*, speedball*, supersonic, swift, velocious, winged; concepts 588,799 —Ant. plodding, slow, tardy, unhurried fast [adj2] fixed, immovable adherent, ardent, attached, close, constant, constrained, durable, faithful, fastened, firm, fortified, glued, held, impregnable, indelible, inextricable, lasting, loyal, permanent, resistant, resolute, secure, set, sound, stable, staunch, steadfast, stuck, sure, tenacious, tight, true, true blue*, unwavering, wedged; concepts 488,542 —Ant. flexible, impermanent, insecure, loose, movable, unattached, unfixed fast [adj3] immoral, promiscuous bawdy, careless, debauched, depraved, devil-may-care*, dissipated, dissolute, easy, extravagant, flirtatious, frivolous, gadabout*, giddy, incontinent, indecent, intemperate, lascivious, lecherous, lewd, libertine, libidinous, licentious, light, loose, lustful, profligate, rakish, reckless, salacious, self-gratifying, self-indulgent, sportive, sporty, unchaste, wanton, wild; concept 545 —Ant. good, moral, upright fast [adv1] speedily apace, chop-chop*, expeditiously, flat-out*, fleetly, full tilt*, hastily, hurriedly, in a flash*, in haste, in nothing flat*, in short order*, like a flash*, like a shot*, like greased lightning*, like wildfire*, posthaste, presto, promptly, pronto, quick, quickly, rapidly, soon, swift, swiftly; concepts 588,799 —Ant. slow, slowly fast [adv2] fixedly deeply, firm, firmly, hard, securely, solidly, soundly, steadfastly, tight, tightly; concept 488 —Ant. loosely, unfixedly fast [n] abstention from eating abstinence, diet, fasting, xerophagy; concept 169 —Ant. eating, feast, gluttony, gorging, stuffing fast [v] go without food abstain, deny oneself, diet, famish, forbear, go hungry, not eat, refrain, starve; concept 169 —Ant. eat, glut, gorge, stuff

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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

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