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 for whizz
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Whiz \Whiz\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Whizzed; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Whizzing.] [Of imitative origin. ???. Cf. Whistle, and
     To make a humming or hissing sound, like an arrow or ball
     flying through the air; to fly or move swiftly with a sharp
     hissing or whistling sound. [Written also whizz.]
     [1913 Webster]
           It flew, and whizzing, cut the liquid way. --Dryden.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field [syn: ace,
           adept, champion, sensation, maven, mavin,
           virtuoso, genius, hotshot, star, superstar,
           whiz, whizz, wizard, wiz]
      v 1: make a soft swishing sound; "the motor whirred"; "the car
           engine purred" [syn: whizz, whiz, whirr, whir,
           birr, purr]
      2: move along very quickly [syn: zoom, zoom along, whizz,
         whizz along]

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