use and meaning of 'fast-forward'

JACEK1

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Hello.


Could you tell me if the verb "fast-forward" can be used in the following manner? If not, please state your own examples.


I was fast-forwarded through my childhood =? I had to become mature at an early age =? I had to grow up faster than other children my age during my childhood =? When I was just a kid, I had to take on many responsibilities typical of adult people.


What is your opinion?


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My opinion is that there are better ways of expressing that idea than by using fast forwarded.

I use fast forward as a verb to mean to jump to a later point, the opposite of rewind.

Can you fast forward to 1:39:25?
We now fast forward the story to the year 2057.
 

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Perhaps fast tracked would be more appropriate.
 

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But your second, third, and fourth sentences are fine, OP.
 

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Most people use "fast-track" when referring to a job. Graduates, for example, can be fast-tracked into a management stream of a company. It means they don't have to work their way up through the ranks.
 

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Most people use "fast-track" when referring to a job. Graduates, for example, can be fast-tracked into a management stream of a company. It means they don't have to work their way up through the ranks.

Yes, fast tracked equates to something like sped through a process. Especially where the process is unduly slow or gradual, I'd say.
 
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