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fast tracks

fast tracks is a plural form of fast track

fast track

Definition:

a rapid means of achieving a goal

Class:

act noun (acts and actions)

Plural:

fast tracks

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Usage examples:

  • they saw independence as the fast track to democracy
  • he took a fast track to the top of the corporate ladder
  • the company went off the fast track when the stock market dropped

Synonyms:

fast-track

Definition references

Collins Dictionary:

fast track | fast-track

the fast track to sth the quickest or most direct route or system (13 of 485 words, 10 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/fast-track 1

Wikipedia:

Fast Track [disambiguation]

an informal English phrase meaning "the quickest and most direct route to achievement of a goal, as in competing for ... | FastTrack, a peer-to-peer protocol | Fast Track (British TV series), a travel programme | Fast Track (American TV series), a 1997... (40 of 344 words, 23 definitions)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Fast Track

Random House Dictionary:

fast track | fast-track | on a or the fast track [sense-specific]

a racetrack dry and hard enough for optimum speed. | a railroad track for express trains. | [informal] a situation or course of action that is ... (24 of 135 words, 6 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/fast-track

Oxford Dictionary:

fast track | fast-track

[singular] : a route or method which provides for more rapid results than usual | accelerate the progress of (a person or project) (22 of 72 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/fast-track

New World Dictionary:

fast track

"fast lane" (sense-specific) | a career path offering rapid advancement | a building method in which construction begins even before plans and designs ... (21 of 68 words, 6 definitions, 2 usage examples)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/fast-track

Cambridge Dictionary:

fast track | fast-track [adjective, derived]

the quickest, but usually most competitive, route to success or progress (11 of 55 words, 3 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/fast-track

Merriam-Webster:

fast track

a course leading to rapid advancement or success | a course of expedited consideration or approval (15 of 44 words, 2 definitions)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/fast track

Macmillan British Dictionary:

fast track [singular]

a way of achieving something more quickly than usual (9 of 42 words, 1 usage example)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/fast-track

Wiktionary:

fast track | fast tracked [past tense] | fast tracking [present participle] | fast tracks [3rd-person singular present]

A race track with optimum conditions for high speeds | A railroad for express trains. | The quickest or most direct method or path. | A high-pressure or intensely competitive situation, particularly one characterised by rapid advancement. | To progress... (36 of 42 words, 5 definitions, 2 usage examples)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/fast track

American Heritage Dictionary:

fast track [informal] | fast-track [adjective & v., related] | fast tracker [noun, related]

The quickest and most direct route to achievement of a goal, as in competing for professional advancement (17 of 41 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/fast-track

Britannica Encyclopedia:

agency [law]

in law, the relationship that exists when one person or party engages another to act for him--e.g., to do his work, to sell his goods, to manage his ... (29 of 1005 words, 1 image)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/8976​/agency

Encarta Dictionary:

fast track | fast tracks [plural]

a railroad track for fast trains alongside one for slower trains | a rapid and sometimes highly competitive route to progress or advancement that ... (23 of 61 words, 2 definitions)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861690128​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Cambridge Dictionary:

fast track

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "fast track"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "fast track"

Audio 3: British English pronunuciation of "fast-track"

Audio 4: North American English pronunuciation of "fast-track"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/fast-track

Macmillan British Dictionary:

fast track [singular]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "fast track"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/fast-track

fast-track [transitive, verb] | fast-tracked [past tense] | fast-tracking [present participle] | fast-tracks [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "fast-track"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/fast-track 10

fast-track [adjective]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "fast-track"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/fast-track 5

Macmillan American Dictionary:

fast track [singular]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "fast track"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/fast-track

fast-track [transitive, verb] | fast-tracked [past tense] | fast-tracking [present participle] | fast-tracks [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "fast-track"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/fast-track 10

fast-track [adjective]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "fast-track"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/fast-track 5

Google Dictionary:

fast track | fast tracks [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "fast track"

www​.google​.com​/#hl=en&tbs=dfn​:1&fp=1&q=fast track

YourDictionary Audio:

fast track

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "fast track"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/fast-track

the Free Dictionary:

fast-track

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "fast-track"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "fast-track"

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/fast-track

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

fast-track

Audio: North American pronunciation of "fast-track"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=fast t​02 word=fast-track

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