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English definition of “soon”

soon

adverb     /suːn/
A2 in or within a short time; before long; quickly: She'll soon be here./She'll be here soon. It will soon be impossible for foreigners to enter the country. The sooner we leave, the sooner we'll get there. Soon after agreeing to go, she realized she'd made a mistake. How soon (= when) can we sign the contract? "When would you like to meet?" "The sooner the better." I couldn't get out of that place soon enough.In the future and soon as soon as B1 at the same time or a very short time after: As soon as I saw her, I knew there was something wrong.Simultaneous and consecutiveOrder and sequence as soon as possible A2 If you do something as soon as possible, you do it as quickly as you can: We need the repairs done as soon as possible.In the future and soon Grammar:SoonSoon means ‘a short time after now’ and ‘a short time after a point in the past’. Like many other short adverbs, we can use it in front position, mid position or end position, though we don’t use it in end position when referring to the past:See more
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