fast track

fast track
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fast, fahst trak]
    • /fæst, fɑst træk/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fast, fahst trak]
    • /fæst, fɑst træk/

Definitions of fast track words

  • noun fast track a racetrack dry and hard enough for optimum speed. 1
  • noun fast track a railroad track for express trains. 1
  • noun fast track Informal. a situation or course of action that is intensely pressured or competitive, especially one in which a person advances rapidly to a higher level in a business or profession: With two promotions in six months, he seems to have chosen the fast track. 1
  • idioms fast track on a / the fast track, Informal. advancing or being promoted more rapidly than usual, especially in business or other organizational positions: an executive on the fast track. expanding or being developed or handled rapidly and often innovatively: a company on the fast track in computer technology. Compare fast lane. 1
  • adjective fast track of or relating to the fast track. 1
  • noun fast track route to rapid advancement 1

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fast track popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 36% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 69% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

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Synonyms for fast track

verb fast track

  • urge — to push or force along; impel with force or vigor: to urge the cause along.
  • hasten — to move or act with haste; proceed with haste; hurry: to hasten to a place.
  • facilitate — to make easier or less difficult; help forward (an action, a process, etc.): Careful planning facilitates any kind of work.
  • assist — If you assist someone, you help them to do a job or task by doing part of the work for them.
  • accelerate — If the process or rate of something accelerates or if something accelerates it, it gets faster and faster.

Antonyms for fast track

verb fast track

  • delay — If you delay doing something, you do not do it immediately or at the planned or expected time, but you leave it until later.
  • hinder — to cause delay, interruption, or difficulty in; hamper; impede: The storm hindered our progress.
  • retard — to make slow; delay the development or progress of (an action, process, etc.); hinder or impede.
  • slow — moving or proceeding with little or less than usual speed or velocity: a slow train.
  • wait — to remain inactive or in a state of repose, as until something expected happens (often followed by for, till, or until): to wait for the bus to arrive.

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