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1. To pass physically by (someone or something) with great speed. He zoomed by before I could ask him about our paychecks. The police cars zoomed by our house in pursuit of the criminals.
2. Of time, to pass very easily or pleasantly, as if going fast. Wow, the afternoon completely zoomed by! Being stuck inside with the kids when it's raining can be a drag, but try coming up with inventive new games to play with them and the day will zoom by.
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1. To pass quickly, as of a moving object or an interval of time: The hours zoom by when you're doing a job you enjoy.
2. To pass someone or something quickly: He zoomed by us in a car and didn't even stop to see if we needed a ride!
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