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zip past

1. To move past (someone or something) very speedily. I used to see him zipping past on his motorbike each morning. The runner zipped past me on the trail. A bullet zipped past her head, missing her by a matter of millimeters.
2. Of some period or amount of time, to seem to pass very quickly. Is it time to go already? Wow, class really zipped past today. I remember when I was a kid and summer felt like an eternity. Now it just zooms past.
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zip past someone or something

to run or move past someone or something very rapidly. The deer zipped past the hunter, who stood there, startled. The cars zipped past the intersection.
See also: past, zip