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English definition of “at a rate of knots”

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at a rate of knots

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If someone does something at a rate of knots, they do it very quickly: She got through her work at a rate of knots.
Translations of “at a rate of knots”
in Chinese (Traditional) 很快地, 飛快地, 迅速地…
in Chinese (Simplified) 很快地, 飞快地, 迅速地…
(Definition of at a rate of knots from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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