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verb informal     whizz pronunciation in British English
/wɪz/
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present tense
I/you/we/theywhizz
he/she/itwhizzes
present participlewhizzing
past tensewhizzed
past participlewhizzed
  1. 1
    [intransitive] to move or to travel very quickly

    The ball whizzed past the goalkeeper into the net.

    Cars went whizzing by in the fast lane.

    1. a.
      if time whizzes by or past, it seems to pass very quickly

      The day whizzed by and suddenly it was time to go home.

  2. 2
    [transitive] to mix food together using a piece of electrical equipment

    Add the mushrooms and whizz them until smooth.

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