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"urgent" in British English

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urgentadjective

uk   /ˈɜː.dʒənt/  us   /ˈɝː.dʒənt/
  • urgent adjective (IMPORTANT)

B1 needingattention 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 offood 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 ​aidreaches the ​faminearea.
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/
needingimmediateattention: 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 ​medicalcare.
(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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