Definition of whizz verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    (especially British English) (also whiz especially in North American English) verb
    BrE BrE//wɪz//
    ; NAmE NAmE//wɪz//
    (informal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they whizz
    BrE BrE//wɪz//
    ; NAmE NAmE//wɪz//
    he / she / it whizzes
    BrE BrE//ˈwɪzɪz//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈwɪzɪz//
    past simple whizzed
    BrE BrE//wɪzd//
    ; NAmE NAmE//wɪzd//
    past participle whizzed
    BrE BrE//wɪzd//
    ; NAmE NAmE//wɪzd//
    -ing form whizzing
    BrE BrE//ˈwɪzɪŋ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈwɪzɪŋ//
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  1. 1[intransitive] + adv./prep. to move very quickly, making a high continuous sound A bullet whizzed past my ear. He whizzed down the road on his motorbike.
  2. 2[intransitive] + adv./prep. to do something very quickly She whizzed through the work.
  3. Word Originmid 16th cent.: imitative.

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