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quickadjective [-er/-est only]

 us   /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
adverb  us   /kwɪk/
not standard We bought it quick, before someone else could.
quick
exclamation  us   /kwɪk/
Quick! Close the door before the dog gets out!
quickly
adverb  us   /ˈkwɪk·li/
Emergency workers were on the scene quickly.
quickness
noun [U]  us   /ˈkwɪk·nəs/
She moves with quickness, balance, and grace.
Translations of “quick”
in Arabic سَريع…
in Korean 빠른…
in Malaysian cepat…
in French rapide…
in Turkish çabuk, hızlı, hemen yapılan…
in Italian rapido, veloce…
in Chinese (Traditional) 快的,迅速的, 短暫的, 反應快的…
in Russian быстрый, короткий…
in Polish szybki…
in Vietnamese mau chóng, nhanh, giỏi…
in Spanish rápido…
in Portuguese rápido…
in Thai รวดเร็ว, ที่ว่องไว, ฉับไว…
in German schnell…
in Catalan ràpid…
in Japanese 速い, 迅速な…
in Indonesian cepat…
in Chinese (Simplified) 快的,迅速的, 短暂的, 反应快的…
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