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"fast track" in British English

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fast tracknoun [S]

uk   us  
fast-track
adjective [before noun] uk   /ˈfɑːst.træk/  us   /ˈfæst-/ UK
fast-track ​opportunities They've ​introduced a fast-track system for ​brighterpupils which will ​allow thousands to take ​theirGCSEexams two ​years early.
fast-track
verb [T] uk   /ˈfɑːst.træk/  us   /ˈfæst-/
His ​passportapplication was fast-tracked.
(Definition of fast track from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"fast track" in American English

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fast tracknoun [C usually sing]

 /ˈfæst ˌtræk/
the ​quickest, but usually most ​competitive, ​route to ​success or ​improvement
(Definition of fast track from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"fast track" in Business English

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fast tracknoun [S]

uk   us   (also fast lane)
a way of making ​progress or ​achieving something more quickly than usual, especially in your ​job: By the summer of 2011, the ​company was on the fast ​track to becoming a ​majorplayer in ​agricultural genetics.

fast-trackverb [T]

uk   us  
to make it easier for something to ​happen or for someone to ​achieve something more quickly than usual: There are ​calls for the ​bill to be fast-tracked through ​Congress.
fast-tracking
noun [U]
(Definition of fast track from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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