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urgent

adjective  /ˈɜr·dʒənt/ us  
needing immediate attention: The plumbing in this building is in urgent need of repair.
urgency
noun [U]  /ˈɜr·dʒən·si/ us  
There was a sense of urgency in her voice.
urgently
adverb  /ˈɜr·dʒənt·li/ us  
Flood victims urgently need medical care.
Translations of “urgent”
in Korean 긴급한…
in Arabic مُلِحّ, عاجِل…
in French urgent…
in Turkish âcil, ivedi…
in Italian urgente…
in Chinese (Traditional) 重要的, 緊急的,急迫的…
in Russian срочный…
in Polish pilny…
in Spanish urgente…
in Portuguese urgente…
in German dringend…
in Catalan urgent…
in Japanese 緊急の…
in Chinese (Simplified) 重要的, 紧急的,急迫的…
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