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urgent

adjective
 
 
/ˈɜːdʒənt/
B1 very important and needing you to take action immediately: an urgent message The refugees were in urgent need of food and water.Very important or urgent
urgently adverb B1 I need to speak to you urgently.
Translations of “urgent”
in Arabic مُلِحّ, عاجِل…
in Korean 긴급한…
in Malaysian penting…
in French urgent…
in Turkish âcil, ivedi…
in Italian urgente…
in Chinese (Traditional) 重要的, 緊急的,急迫的…
in Russian срочный…
in Polish pilny…
in Vietnamese khẩn cấp, đòi hỏi sự chú ý…
in Spanish urgente…
in Portuguese urgente…
in Thai ที่จำเป็นเร่งด่วน…
in German dringend…
in Catalan urgent…
in Japanese 緊急の…
in Indonesian mendesak…
in Chinese (Simplified) 重要的, 紧急的,急迫的…
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