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swift

adjective     /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.Fast and rapidShort in time swiftly     /ˈswɪft.li/ adverb C2 Walking swiftly, he was at the station within minutes.Fast and rapidShort in time swiftness     /ˈswɪft.nəs/ noun [U] Speed of motion
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