whizz

whizz
I UK [wɪz] / US verb
Word forms "whizz":
present tense I/you/we/they whizz he/she/it whizzes present participle whizzing past tense whizzed past participle whizzed informal
1)
a) [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.

b) 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) [transitive] to mix food together using a piece of electrical equipment

Add the mushrooms and whizz them until smooth.

Phrasal verbs:
II UK [wɪz] / US noun
Word forms "whizz":
singular whizz plural whizzes
1) [countable] informal someone who can do something very well

Dale's a bit of a culinary whizz.

She's a whizz with the computer.

2) [uncountable] British very informal a type of illegal drug

English dictionary. 2014.

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