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swiftadjective [-er/-est only]

 us   /swɪft/
moving or able to move at great speed, or happening within a very short time; fast or quick: A swift current carried him downstream. Public reaction has been swift and negative.
swiftly
adverb  us   /ˈswɪft·li/
The sky was swiftly becoming dark.
(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 electronic system used by banks and financial organizations around the world for sending payments 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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