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"swift" in British English

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swiftadjective

uk   /swɪft/  us   /swɪft/
swiftly
adverb uk   /ˈswɪft.li/  us   /ˈswɪft.li/
C2 Walking swiftly, he was at the ​office within ​minutes.
swiftness
noun [U] uk   /ˈswɪft.nəs/  us   /ˈswɪft.nəs/

swiftnoun [C]

uk   /swɪft/  us   /swɪft/
(Definition of swift from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"swift" in American English

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swiftadjective [-er/-est only]

 us   /swɪft/
moving or ​able to move at ​greatspeed, or ​happening within a very ​shorttime; ​fast or ​quick: A swift ​currentcarried him ​downstream. Public ​reaction has been swift and ​negative.
swiftly
adverb  us   /ˈswɪft·li/
The ​sky was swiftly ​becomingdark.
(Definition of swift from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"SWIFT™" in Business English

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SWIFT™noun

uk   us   trademark BANKING
abbreviation for Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunications: an ​electronicsystem used by ​banks and ​financialorganizations around the ​world for ​sendingpayments to each other
(Definition of SWIFT™ from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “swift”
in Korean 재빠른…
in Arabic سَريع…
in Malaysian pantas‘…
in French rapide…
in Russian быстрый…
in Chinese (Traditional) 迅速的,敏捷的,快的…
in Italian celere…
in Turkish çabuk, tez, hızlı…
in Polish szybki…
in Spanish rápido, veloz…
in Vietnamese mau, nhanh, lẹ…
in Portuguese rápido…
in Thai ฉับพลัน…
in German schnell…
in Catalan ràpid…
in Japanese 迅速な, すばやい…
in Chinese (Simplified) 迅速的,敏捷的,快的…
in Indonesian cepat…
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