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urgentadjective

uk   /ˈɜː.dʒənt/  us   /ˈɝː-/

urgent adjective (IMPORTANT)

B1 needing attention very soon, especially before anything else, because important: He's got to sign that paper - will you tell him it's urgent? The most urgent thing in a fire is to make sure everyone is out of the building. Many people are in urgent need of food and water.
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urgent adjective (REPEATED)

formal (especially of a person's actions) repeated and determined in trying to get or do something: His urgent pleas of innocence made no difference to the judge's decision.
urgency
noun [U] uk   us   /-dʒən.si/
It now is a matter of urgency that aid reaches the famine area.
urgently
adverb uk   us   /-li/
B1 Help is urgently needed.
Translations of “urgent”
in Arabic مُلِحّ, عاجِل…
in Korean 긴급한…
in Malaysian penting…
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 Vietnamese khẩn cấp, đòi hỏi sự chú ý…
in Spanish urgente…
in Portuguese urgente…
in Thai ที่จำเป็นเร่งด่วน…
in German dringend…
in Catalan urgent…
in Japanese 緊急の…
in Indonesian mendesak…
in Chinese (Simplified) 重要的, 紧急的,急迫的…
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