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"urgent" in British English

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urgentadjective

uk   /ˈɜː.dʒənt/ us   /ˈɝː.dʒənt/
  • 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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urgency
noun [U] uk   /ˈɜː.dʒən.si/ us   /ˈɝː.dʒən.si/
It now is a matter of urgency that aid reaches the famine area.
urgently
adverb uk   /ˈɜː.dʒənt.li/ us   /ˈɝː.dʒənt.li/
B1 Help is urgently needed.
(Definition of urgent from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"urgent" in American English

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urgentadjective

us   /ˈɜr·dʒənt/
needing immediate attention: The plumbing in this building is in urgent need of repair.
urgency
noun [U] us   /ˈɜr·dʒən·si/
There was a sense of urgency in her voice.
urgently
adverb us   /ˈɜr·dʒənt·li/
Flood victims urgently need medical care.
(Definition of urgent from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “urgent”
in Korean 긴급한…
in Arabic مُلِحّ, عاجِل…
in Malaysian penting…
in French urgent…
in Russian срочный…
in Chinese (Traditional) 重要的, 緊急的,急迫的…
in Italian urgente…
in Turkish âcil, ivedi…
in Polish pilny…
in Spanish urgente…
in Vietnamese khẩn cấp, đòi hỏi sự chú ý…
in Portuguese urgente…
in Thai ที่จำเป็นเร่งด่วน…
in German dringend…
in Catalan urgent…
in Japanese 緊急の…
in Chinese (Simplified) 重要的, 紧急的,急迫的…
in Indonesian mendesak…
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