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swift

adjective uk   us   /swɪft/
C2 happening or moving quickly or within a short time, especially in a smooth and easy way: The local police took swift action against the squatters. Thank you for your swift reply. The gazelle is one of the swiftest and most graceful of animals.
swiftly
adverb uk   us   /ˈswɪft.li/
C2 Walking swiftly, he was at the station within minutes.
swiftness
noun [U] uk   us   /ˈswɪft.nəs/

swift

noun [C] uk   us   /swɪft/
a small bird with curved, pointed wings that can fly very fast
Translations of “swift”
in Arabic سَريع…
in Korean 재빠른…
in Malaysian pantas‘…
in French rapide…
in Turkish çabuk, tez, hızlı…
in Italian celere…
in Chinese (Traditional) 迅速的,敏捷的,快的…
in Russian быстрый…
in Polish szybki…
in Vietnamese mau, nhanh, lẹ…
in Spanish rápido, veloz…
in Portuguese rápido…
in Thai ฉับพลัน…
in German schnell…
in Catalan ràpid…
in Japanese 迅速な, すばやい…
in Indonesian cepat…
in Chinese (Simplified) 迅速的,敏捷的,快的…
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