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To move something quickly

fling

verb

to move your body or part of your body quickly, and with a lot of force

skim

verb

to move quickly over the surface of something, or to make something do this

slide

verb

to move or put something somewhere quickly without anyone noticing

whisk

verb

to move someone or something very quickly

pop

verb

to move something quickly to a particular position

shove

verb

to move something, or to put it somewhere, quickly and carelessly

zip

verb

to move very quickly, or to make something move very quickly

whip

verb

to move something somewhere very fast

flick

verb

to make something move quickly and suddenly, especially with a quick movement of the hand

send someone/something flying

to make someone or something move quickly through the air by hitting them

SOLE

… a teaching method in which groups of children learn independently using a computer linked to the internet

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