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

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