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English definition of “quick”


adjective [-er/-est only]    /kwɪk/
done, happening , or moving fast ; lasting only a short time : She cast a quick glance in the mirror . You’re back already – that was quick! He made a quick profit . [+ to infinitive] John was quick to point out the error . quick    /kwɪk/ adverb not standard We bought it quick, before someone else could. quick    /kwɪk/ exclamation Quick! Close the door before the dog gets out! quickly    /ˈkwɪk·li/ adverb Emergency workers were on the scene quickly. quickness    /ˈkwɪk·nəs/ noun [U] She moves with quickness, balance , and grace .
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