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quick

adjective
 
 
/kwɪk/
FAST A1 doing something fast or taking only a short time: I tried to catch him but he was too quick for me. [+ to do sth] Publishers were quick to realize that a profit could be made.Fast and rapidShort in time
LASTING A SHORT TIME A2 lasting a short time: Can I ask you a quick question?Short in timeTemporary
Translations of “quick”
in Korean 빠른…
in Arabic سَريع…
in French rapide…
in Turkish çabuk, hızlı, hemen yapılan…
in Italian rapido, veloce…
in Chinese (Traditional) 快的,迅速的, 短暫的, 反應快的…
in Russian быстрый, короткий…
in Polish szybki…
in Spanish rápido…
in Portuguese rápido…
in German schnell…
in Catalan ràpid…
in Japanese 速い, 迅速な…
in Chinese (Simplified) 快的,迅速的, 短暂的, 反应快的…
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