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To move somewhere quickly

fly

verb

to move or go very quickly

hasten

verb

to go somewhere in a hurry

speed

verb

to move quickly

dart

verb

to make a sudden quick movement somewhere

outpace

verb

to move faster than someone else

charge

verb

to move somewhere quickly and carelessly

be quick on your feet

to be able to walk or run fast

jump

verb

to move somewhere very suddenly

slip

verb

to go somewhere, especially quickly and quietly without people noticing you or stopping you

drift

verb

to be pushed along very slowly by the movement of air or water

dark pool

a method of financial trading in which share prices are hidden and not openly available to the public

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