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rapidadjective

uk   us   /ˈræp.ɪd/
B2 fast or sudden: The 1990s were a period of rapid change/growth. I was startled by a rapid movement to my left. His response to the accusation was rapid.
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rapidity
noun [U] uk   /rəˈpɪd.ɪ.ti/  us   /-ə.t̬i/ formal
rapidly
adverb uk   us   /-li/
Translations of “rapid”
in Arabic مُسْرِع…
in Korean 빠른…
in Malaysian cepat…
in French rapide…
in Turkish hızlı, süratli, çok çabuk…
in Italian rapido…
in Chinese (Traditional) 快的, 迅猛的…
in Russian быстрый…
in Polish gwałtowny, błyskawiczny…
in Vietnamese nhanh…
in Spanish rápidamente…
in Portuguese rápido, súbito…
in Thai รวดเร็ว…
in German schnell…
in Catalan ràpid…
in Japanese 急な, 速い…
in Indonesian cepat…
in Chinese (Simplified) 快的, 迅猛的…
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