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promptly

adverb uk   /ˈprɒmpt.li/ us    /ˈprɑːmpt-/
B2 quickly, without delay, or at the arranged time: We'll have to leave fairly promptly (= on time) if we want to catch that train. We try to answer readers' letters as promptly (= quickly) as we can. She promised she'd keep it secret and promptly (= immediately after) went and told Dad!
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in Korean 재빠르게…
in Arabic فَورا…
in Portuguese rapidamente, imediatamente…
in Catalan ràpidament, de seguida…
in Japanese 直ちに, 即座に…
in Italian sollecitamente…
in Chinese (Traditional) 迅速地,立即,依照預定時間地…
in Chinese (Simplified) 迅速地,立即地, 依照预定时间地…
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