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  • adj. occurring rapidly as a series of events in rapid succession


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  • The fast-breaking meal — which varies by ethnic group but traditionally starts with a handful of sweet dates — is seen by many Muslims as an opportunity to gather with family and friends.

    Muslims prepare for summertime Ramadan fasting

  • With Lampard alongside poor Wilshere, England could neither penetrate nor cope with their fast-breaking opponents, and the threadbare nature of the Chelsea man's performance was starkly exposed by that of Gökhan Inler, Switzerland's captain, whose control of the central areas is likely to benefit Juventus next season.

    Ancien regime of Frank Lampard and Rio Ferdinand holds England back

  • Travel Alerts provide fast-breaking information about relatively short-term conditions that may pose risks to the security of travelers.

    Where kids study in Europe, and what they should do now

  • In particular, conservative talk radio is a good place to go if you want a fast-breaking take on what the right-wing line on a given issue will be, and thus how Republican and conservative candidates will position themselves, now and in time for the next election.

    Jackson Katz: Rush Limbaugh Scrambles to Un-Man Obama After Osama bin Laden killing

  • Arenas suggests that the Wizards should become a more wide open, fast-breaking team to take advantage of Wall's speed and/or ditch their plans to simply build through youth and the draft.

    Jump ball: Does Arenas have a point?

  • There was a moment in the evening, fast-breaking time, when the streets were ghostly empty.

    Kazim Ali: Ramadan In Ramallah

  • It is a busy time as families rush to get ready for the nightly fast-breaking meal, the Iftar, which traditionally includes lots of food and especially sweets.

    Egypt Prepares for First Post-Mubarak Ramadan

  • Finding solace that all of the past Celtic victories were ancient history, I felt secure in the legacy of Pat Riley and his fast-breaking Lakers.

    One Season

  • A fast-breaking unit that was also a premier defensive power, the Boston Celtics fielded six future Hall of Famers in Cousy, Russell, K.C. Jones, Frank Ramsey, Sam Jones and Tommy Heinsohn.

    One Season

  • As opposed to directing the lively fast-breaking tempo song he loved so much, on this night he would conduct a tense waltz.

    One Season


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