[runner, car, progress, pace] rapide
→ ... a faster pace of political reform
→ ... fast cars with flashing lights and sirens.
→ Brindley was known as a very, very fast driver ...
→ The only question is how fast the process will be
→ ... an astonishingly fast action on the part of the Congress
a fast car une voiture rapide
to pull a fast one on sb * rouler * qn
to be fast avancer
my watch is 5 minutes fast ma montre avance de 5 minutes
[dye, colour] grand teint inv
→ The fabric was ironed to make the colours fast.
(=firm, securely in place)
[door] bien fermé (e)
[rope] bien attaché (e)
to make a boat fast (British) amarrer un bateau
[move, run, work, drive, act, think, grow] vite
→ These drugs work terrifically fast.
→ Let's get there as fast as we can
→ Don't push us on economic reform. We're going as fast as we can
He can run fast. Il court vite.
How fast were you driving? À quelle vitesse allais-tu?
This is fast becoming the most popular brand. Cette marque est sur le point de devenir la plus populaire.
He is fast approaching his 40th birthday. La quarantaine approche à grands pas.
as fast as I can aussi vite que je peux
to be stuck fast être coincé (e)
→ The tanker is stuck fast on the rocks.
to hold sth fast
(=grip tightly) s'agripper à qch
→ Take it slowly. Hold fast to my hand.
to hold fast to sth (fig)
[+beliefs, values] s'accrocher à qch
→ We can only try to hold fast to the age-old values of honesty, decency and concern for others ...
to stand fast
(=be firm) tenir bon
→ He told supporters to stand fast over the next few vital days.
fast asleep profondément endormi
He's fast asleep. Il est profondément endormi.
(=period without food) jeûne m
→ The fast is broken at sunset
→ They fasted for three days
(=go without food) jeûner
n (CRICKET) lanceur (-euse) m/f rapide
n réacteur m surgénérateur
[water, stream] au cours rapide
(=food) fast food m , fast-food m
→ Most of the time we just ate snacks and fast food.
(=catering) restauration f rapide
fast-food outlet fast-food m
fast-food restaurant fast-food m
fast-food chain chaîne f de fast-food
[+tape] faire avancer rapidement, faire défiler en (mode) avance rapide
→ He fast-forwarded the tape past the explosion ...
n avance f rapide
→ Before recording onto a new tape, wind it on fast forward, then rewind ...
[business, market] à croissance rapide
→ a fast-growing business
→ the fast-growing market for healthy, nutritious food
China was then the fastest-growing economy in the world. L'économie de la Chine connaissait alors le taux de croissance le plus élevé du monde.
→ Over the previous 20 years China had been the fastest-growing economy in the world.
[plant] à croissance rapide
→ They are very fast growing, reaching maturity at two years
[sector, economy] à croissance rapide
→ It is one of the fastest-growing areas of surgical innovation
n (on road)
the fast lane (in countries with right-hand drive)
~la voie de droite (in countries with left-hand drive)
~la voie de gauche
[industry, sector] en évolution rapide
→ We take reasonable risks to stay ahead in fast-moving markets
fast track , fast-track
her career was on the fast track elle progressait rapidement dans sa carrière
the fast track to sth le plus court chemin vers qch
→ Many Croats and Slovenes saw independence as the fast track to democracy ...
[+pupil, student, employee] faire suivre un programme accéléré à
→ Woodward has fast-tracked a number of youngsters into the line-up since he became coach.
[+date, event] avancer
→ A Federal Court case had been fast-tracked to Wednesday ...
[promotion] accéléré (e)
→ He was told that, at 28, he was too old for fast-track promotion.
[system, scheme] accéléré (e)
→ a fast-track system for dealing with petty crimes
hard and fast , hard-and-fast
[evidence] concluant (e)
→ There is no hard and fast evidence that young children's mental well-being suffers when both parents work.
[decision, conclusion] définitif (-ive)
→ They opted out of making a hard and fast decision.
There are no hard and fast rules. Il n'y pas de règle absolue.
→ There are no hard and fast rules, but rather traditional guidelines as to who pays for what ...