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verb informal whizz pronunciation in British English /wɪz/
Word Forms
present tense
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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a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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