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Definition

fast: quick, rapid, speedy
adjective, adverb

to fast: to stop eating for a period of time (usually for religious reasons)
verb

(to break) the fast: (to stop, to end) the abstinence from food
idiom
The term breakfast is made up of the words "break" and "fast". The term literally refers to "breaking" or ending a "fast" (a period in which nothing is eaten).

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