English Thesaurus

Synonyms of 'whizz'

(verb) 
Definition
to move or go quickly
A car whizzed past.
Synonyms
speed
The engine noise rises only slightly as I speed along.
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race
They raced away out of sight.
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career
The car went careering off down the track.
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hurtle
A pretty young girl came hurtling down the stairs.
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tear
The door flew open and she tore into the room.
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rush
Someone inside the building rushed out.
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flash
Cars flashed by every few minutes.
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belt (slang)
We belted down the street to where the motor was.
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zoom
A police car zoomed by.
(noun) 
Definition
a person who is extremely good at something
Simon's a whizz at card tricks.
Synonyms
expert
an expert in computer graphics
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professional
a dedicated professional
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master
He is a master at blocking progress.
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pro (informal)
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specialist
a specialist in diseases of the nervous system
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ace (informal)
a first-world-war flying ace
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buff (informal)
She is a real film buff.
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wizard
a mathematical wizard at Harvard University
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hotshot (informal)
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past master
He is a past master at manipulating the media.
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dab hand (British, informal)
She was a dab hand at solving difficult puzzles.
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wonk (informal)

Additional synonyms

in the sense of ace
Definition
an expert
a first-world-war flying ace
Synonyms
pro (informal),
buff (informal),
wizard (informal),
whizz (informal),
boffin (British, informal),
hotshot (informal),
dab hand (British, informal),
maven (US)
in the sense of belt
Definition
to move very fast
We belted down the street to where the motor was.
Synonyms
run,
fly,
barrel (along) (informal, US, Canadian),
in the sense of buff
Definition
an expert on or devotee of a given subject
She is a real film buff.
Synonyms
fan,
freak (informal),
whizz (informal),
boffin (British, informal),
fiend (informal),
grandmaster,
hotshot (informal),
wonk (informal),
maven (US),
fundi (South Africa)

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Thesaurus for whizz from the Collins English Thesaurus
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