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soonadverb [-er/-est only]

 us   /sun/
in or within a ​shorttime; before ​long; ​quickly: We’ll soon be there. How soon (= When) can we ​sign the ​contract? "When would you like to ​meet?" "The sooner the ​better."
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soonadverb

uk   /suːn/  us   /suːn/
A2 in or within a ​shorttime; 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 afteragreeing 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.
as soon as
B1 at the same ​time or a very ​shorttime after: As soon as I ​saw her, I ​knew there was something ​wrong.
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.

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