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English definition of “promptly”


adverb     /ˈprɒ US  /ˈprɑːmpt-/
B2 quickly , without delay , or at the arranged time : We'll have to leave fairly promptly (= on time ) if we want to catch that train . We try to answer readers ' letters as promptly (= quickly ) as we can. She promised she'd keep it secret and promptly (= immediately after) went and told Ben!Hurrying and doing things quicklyBusy and activeFast and rapidShort in time
(Definition of promptly adverb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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