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fast-forward

verb [I or T] uk   /ˌfɑːstˈfɔː.wəd/ us    /ˌfæstˈfɔːr.wɚd/
If you fast-forward a recording, or if it fast-forwards, you make it play at very high speed so that you get to the end or a later part more quickly: I hate this song - I'll fast-forward to the next one. The tape jammed while I was fast-forwarding it.
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