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intransitive verbwhizzing, whizzed, whizzes
1to whiz by — pasar zumbando / silbando
- I whizzed down the hill on my bike — bajé la colina en bicicleta como un bólido / como una bala
- time whizzed by — el tiempo pasó volando
- I whizzed through my homework — hice los deberes zumbando / volando / a toda velocidad
1(whistling sound) silbido masculine(buzzing sound) zumbido masculine
2informal(person)to be a whiz at sth — ser un hacha / un as en algo
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