Translation of "rapid" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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uk /ˈræp.ɪd/ us /ˈræp.ɪd/

B2 fast or sudden

The 1990s were a period of rapid change/growth. 20世纪90年代是一个迅猛突变/发展的时期。
I was startled by a rapid movement to my left. 我左边什么东西猛地动了一下,吓了我一跳。
His response to the accusation was rapid. 他对这种指责马上作出了回应。

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  • Her climb to power has been very rapid.
  • The rapid growth of opposition to the plan has surprised the council.
  • The report notes a rapid decline in manufactured goods.
  • She had her first three children in rapid succession.
  • Technological progress has been so rapid over the last few years.

(Translation of “rapid” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)