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{adj: arduous, backbreaking, grueling, gruelling, hard, heavy, laborious, operose, punishing, toilsome} characterized by toilsome effort to the point of exhaustion; especially physical effort
"worked their arduous way up the mining valley"
"a grueling campaign"
"hard labor"
"heavy work"
"heavy going"
"spent many laborious hours on the project"
"set a punishing pace"

{adj: blistering, hot, red-hot} very fast; capable of quick response and great speed
"a hot sports car"
"a blistering pace"
"got off to a hot start"
"in hot pursuit"
"a red-hot line drive"

{adj: breakneck} moving at very high speed
"a breakneck pace"

{adj: brisk, lively, merry, rattling, snappy, spanking, zippy} quick and energetic
"a brisk walk in the park"
"a lively gait"
"a merry chase"
"traveling at a rattling rate"
"a snappy pace"
"a spanking breeze"

{adj: careful, deliberate, measured} with care and dignity
"walking at the same measured pace"
"with all deliberate speed"

{adj: easy, easygoing, leisurely} not hurried or forced
"an easy walk around the block"
"at a leisurely (or easygoing) pace"

{adj: fast-paced} of communication that proceeds rapidly
"a fast-paced talker"
"fast-paced fiction"

{adj: fast} acting or moving or capable of acting or moving quickly
"fast film"
"on the fast track in school"
"set a fast pace"
"a fast car"
<-> slow

{adj: feverish, hectic} marked by intense agitation or emotion
"worked at a feverish pace"

{adj: lazy} moving slowly and gently
"up a lazy river"
"lazy white clouds"
"at a lazy pace"

{adj: lilting, swinging, swingy, tripping} characterized by a buoyant rhythm
"an easy lilting stride"
"the flute broke into a light lilting air"
"a swinging pace"
"a graceful swingy walk"
"a tripping singing measure"

{adj: smart} quick and brisk
"I gave him a smart salute"
"we walked at a smart pace"

{adj: stoppable} capable of being stopped
"if we pick up our pace he may be stoppable"
<-> unstoppable

{adv: along, on} with a forward motion
"we drove along admiring the view"
"the horse trotted along at a steady pace"
"the circus traveled on to the next city"
"move along"
"march on"

{adv: inoffensively} in a not unpleasantly offensive manner
"that wretched beast, the elephant, breathing inoffensively not a pace behind me"
<-> offensively

{adv: steadily} at a steady rate or pace
"his interest eroded steadily"

{adv: virulently} in a virulent manner
"an old woman advanced a few paces to shake her fist virulently in my face"

{n: Roman pace} an ancient Roman unit of length (4.85 English feet) measured as the distance from the heel of one foot to the heel of the same foot when next it touches the ground

{n: alacrity, briskness, smartness} liveliness and eagerness
"he accepted with alacrity"
"the smartness of the pace soon exhausted him"

{n: andante} a moderately slow tempo (a walking pace)

{n: beats per minute, bpm, metronome marking, M.M.} the pace of music measured by the number of beats occurring in 60 seconds

{n: change-up, change-of-pace, change-of-pace ball, off-speed pitch} a baseball thrown with little velocity when the batter is expecting a fastball

{n: client-centered therapy} a method of psychotherapy developed by Carl Rogers in which the client determines the focus and pace of each session

{n: country, rural area} an area outside of cities and towns
"his poetry celebrated the slower pace of life in the country"
<-> urban area

{n: cyberpunk} a genre of fast-paced science fiction involving oppressive futuristic computerized societies

{n: double time} a fast marching pace (180 steps/min) or slow jog

{n: footstep, pace, step, stride} the distance covered by a step
"he stepped off ten paces from the old tree and began to dig"

{n: geometric pace} a modern version of the Roman pace now taken to be 5 feet

{n: harness race, harness racing} a horse race between people riding in sulkies behind horses that are trotting or pacing

{n: jog, trot, lope} a slow pace of running

{n: jogger} someone who runs a steady slow pace (usually for exercise)

{n: military pace} the length of a single step in marching (taken to be 30 inches for quick time or 36 inches for double time)

{n: pace car} a high-performance car that leads a parade of competing cars through the pace lap and then pulls off the course

{n: pace lap} the first lap of a car race that prepares the cars for a fast start

{n: pace, gait} the rate of moving (especially walking or running)

{n: pace, rate} the relative speed of progress or change
"he lived at a fast pace"
"he works at a great rate"
"the pace of events accelerated"

{n: pace, stride, tread} a step in walking or running

{n: pacer, pacemaker, pacesetter} a horse used to set the pace in racing

{n: pacing} walking with slow regular strides

{n: quick time} a normal marching pace of 120 steps per minute

{n: run, running} the act of running; traveling on foot at a fast pace
"he broke into a run"
"his daily run keeps him fit"

{n: saunterer, stroller, ambler} someone who walks at a leisurely pace

{n: second wind} renewed energy or strength to continue an undertaking
"She had dinner and got a second wind to finish painting"
"the employers, initially taken by surprise at the pace of developments, regained their second wind"

{n: sluggishness} the pace of things that move relatively slowly
"the sluggishness of the economy"
"the sluggishness of the compass in the Arctic cold"

{n: stroke} the oarsman nearest the stern of the shell who sets the pace for the rest of the crew

{n: tempo, pace} the rate of some repeating event

{n: tempo, pacing} (music) the speed at which a composition is to be played

{n: timing} the regulation of occurrence, pace, or coordination to achieve a desired effect (as in music, theater, athletics, mechanics)

{n: yard, pace} a unit of length equal to 3 feet; defined as 91.44 centimeters; originally taken to be the average length of a stride

{v: break into} change pace
"The dancers broke into a cha-cha"
"The horse broke into a gallop"

{v: canter} ride at a cantering pace
"He cantered the horse across the meadow"

{v: come to, strike} attain
"The horse finally struck a pace"

{v: dizzy} make dizzy or giddy
"a dizzying pace"

{v: gallop} ride at a galloping pace
"He was galloping down the road"

{v: keep step, keep pace} maintain the same pace
"The child cannot keep step with his big brother"

{v: keep up} maintain a required pace or level
"He could not keep up and dropped out of the race"

{v: march} cause to march or go at a marching pace
"They marched the mules into the desert"

{v: modernize, modernise, develop} become technologically advanced
"Many countries in Asia are now developing at a very fast pace"
"Viet Nam is modernizing rapidly"

{v: pace, step} measure (distances) by pacing
"step off ten yards"

{v: pace} go at a pace
"The horse paced"

{v: pace} regulate or set the pace of
"Pace your efforts"

{v: pace} walk with slow or fast paces
"He paced up and down the hall"

{v: regularize, regularise} make regular or more regular
"regularize the heart beat with a pace maker"

{v: slack, slacken, slack up, relax} make less active or fast
"He slackened his pace as he got tired"
"Don't relax your efforts now"

{v: trot, jog, clip} run at a moderately swift pace

{v: walk} walk at a pace
"The horsese walked across the meadow"

{v: wander} go via an indirect route or at no set pace
"After dinner, we wandered into town"

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