Translation of "fast" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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uk /fɑːst/ us /fæst/

fast adjective (QUICK)

A1 moving or happening quickly, or able to move or happen quickly

fast cars 速度快的汽车
a fast swimmer 速度快的游泳者
Computers are getting faster all the time. 计算机一直在提速。
UK The fast train (= one that stops at fewer stations and travels quickly) to London takes less than an hour. 到伦敦的快车需时不到一小时。

If your watch or clock is fast, it shows a time that is later than the correct time.


specialized art used to refer to photographic film that allows you to take pictures when there is not much light or when things are moving quickly

fast and furious

used to describe something that is full of speed and excitement

It's not a relaxing movie - it's pretty fast and furious. 这不是一部轻松的电影——它节奏很快,扣人心弦。

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fast adjective (IMMORAL)

old-fashioned disapproving without moral principles

a fast crowd 一群生活放荡的人
a fast woman 淫妇

fast adjective (FIXED)

If the colour of a piece of clothing is fast, the colour does not come out of the cloth when it is washed.



uk /fɑːst/ us /fæst/

A2 quickly

The accident was caused by people driving too fast in bad conditions. 事故是因恶劣环境下驾驶速度过快造成的。
You'll have to act fast. 你必须迅速行动。
Children's publishing is a fast-growing business. 儿童出版是一个发展迅速的行业。

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fastadverb, adjective

uk /fɑːst/ us /fæst/

C2 firmly fixed

The glue had set and my hand was stuck fast. 胶水凝固了,我的手被牢牢粘住。
He tried to get away, but she held him fast. 他想逃走,但是她紧紧抓住了他。


fastnoun [ C ]

uk /fɑːst/ us /fæst/

a period of time when you eat no food

Hundreds of prisoners began a fast in protest about prison conditions. 数百名犯人开始绝食,抗议监狱条件太差。

fastverb [ I ]

uk /fɑːst/ us /fæst/

to eat no food for a period of time

One day a week he fasts for health reasons. 他出于健康考虑每周禁食一天。

(Translation of “fast” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)