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urgent

adjective uk   /ˈɜː.dʒənt/ us    /ˈɝː-/

urgent adjective (IMPORTANT)

B1 needing attention very soon, especially before anything else, because important: He's got to sign that paper - will you tell him it's urgent? The most urgent thing in a fire is to make sure everyone is out of the building. Many people are in urgent need of food and water.

urgent adjective (REPEATED)

formal (especially of a person's actions) repeated and determined in trying to get or do something: His urgent pleas of innocence made no difference to the judge's decision.
urgency
noun [U] uk   /-dʒən.si/ us  
It now is a matter of urgency that aid reaches the famine area.
urgently
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
B1 Help is urgently needed.
(Definition of urgent from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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