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quick

 (kwĭk)
adj. quick·er, quick·est
1. Moving or functioning rapidly and energetically; speedy: an animal that is quick enough to escape most predators.
2. Learning, thinking, or understanding with speed and dexterity; bright: a quick mind.
3.
a. Perceiving or responding with speed and sensitivity; keen: quick reflexes.
b. Reacting immediately and sharply: a quick temper.
4.
a. Occurring, achieved, or acquired in a relatively brief period of time: a quick rise through the ranks; a quick profit.
b. Done or occurring immediately: a quick inspection. See Synonyms at fast1.
5. Tending to react hastily: quick to find fault.
6. Archaic
a. Alive.
b. Pregnant.
n.
1. Sensitive or raw exposed flesh, as under the fingernails.
2. The most personal and sensitive aspect of the emotions: The remark cut her to the quick.
3. The living: the quick and the dead.
4. The vital core; the essence: got to the quick of the matter.
adv. quicker, quickest
Quickly; promptly.

[Middle English, alive, lively, quick, from Old English cwicu, alive; see gwei- in Indo-European roots.]

quick′ly adv.
quick′ness n.

quick•ly

(ˈkwɪk li)

adv.
with speed; rapidly; very soon.
[before 1000]
usage: See quick.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.quickly - with rapid movementsquickly - with rapid movements; "he works quickly"
slow, slowly, tardily, easy - without speed (`slow' is sometimes used informally for `slowly'); "he spoke slowly"; "go easy here--the road is slippery"; "glaciers move tardily"; "please go slow so I can see the sights"
2.quickly - with little or no delay; "the rescue squad arrived promptly"; "come here, quick!"
3.quickly - without taking pains; "he looked cursorily through the magazine"

quickly

adverb
1. swiftly, rapidly, hurriedly, speedily, fast, quick, hastily, briskly, at high speed, apace, at full speed, hell for leather (informal), like lightning, at the speed of light, at full tilt, hotfoot, at a rate of knots (informal), like the clappers (Brit. informal), pdq (slang), like nobody's business (informal), with all speed, posthaste, lickety-split (U.S. informal), like greased lightning (informal), at or on the double She turned and ran quickly up the stairs to the flat above.
swiftly slowly, sluggishly, unhurriedly
2. soon, speedily, as soon as possible, momentarily (U.S.), instantaneously, pronto (informal), a.s.a.p. (informal) You can become fitter quickly and easily.
4. briefly, hastily, hurriedly, superficially, fleetingly, in haste, perfunctorily, briskly, desultorily, cursorily I quickly looked at her papers while she was out of the room.

quickly

adverb
Translations
بِسُرْعَهسَريعَاً
rychle
hurtigtomgående
nopeasti
brzo
snögglega, fljótt
素早く
빨리
hitro
fort
อย่างรวดเร็ว
çabuk çabukçabukça
nhanh

quickly

[ˈkwɪklɪ] ADV
1. (= fast) [move, work] → deprisa, rápidamente
I'm working as quickly as I canestoy trabajando lo más rápido or lo mas rápidamente que puedo, no puedo trabajar más deprisa
he talks too quickly for me to understandhabla demasiado deprisa y no le entiendo
2. (= with minimal delay) [arrive, answer, react] → en seguida, con prontitud (more frm)
the police were quickly on the scenela policía llegó en seguida
they answered quicklycontestaron pronto
success quickly followedel éxito llegó en seguida or muy poco después
come as quickly as you canven cuanto antes
3. (= not lengthily) [embrace, smile] → rápidamente
he glanced quickly at the noteechó un vistazo rápido a la nota

quickly

[ˈkwɪkli] adv
(= fast) → vite, rapidement
It was all over very quickly → Ça s'est passé très vite.
(= soon) → vite
She quickly realized she was wrong → Elle s'est vite rendu compte qu'elle avait tort.
She wants to get the whole thing over with as quickly as possible → Elle veut en finir le plus vite or rapidement possible.
to react quickly to sth → réagir rapidement à qch

quickly

advschnell; as quickly as I canso schnell (wie) ich kann

quickly

[ˈkwɪklɪ] advvelocemente, rapidamente
"certainly not" she said quickly → "certo che" no disse velocemente
we must act quickly → dobbiamo agire tempestivamente

quick

(kwik) adjective
1. done, said, finished etc in a short time. a quick trip into town.
2. moving, or able to move, with speed. He's a very quick walker; I made a grab at the dog, but it was too quick for me.
3. doing something, able to do something, or done, without delay; prompt; lively. He is always quick to help; a quick answer; He's very quick at arithmetic.
adverb
quickly. quick-frozen food.
ˈquickly adverb
ˈquicken verb
to make or become quicker. He quickened his pace.
ˈquickness noun
ˈquicklime noun
lime which has not been mixed with water.
ˈquicksands noun plural
(an area of) loose, wet sand that sucks in anyone or anything that stands on it.
ˈquicksilver noun
mercury.
ˌquick-ˈtempered adjective
easily made angry.
ˌquick-ˈwitted adjective
thinking very quickly. a quick-witted policeman.
ˌquick-ˈwittedly adverb
ˌquick-ˈwittedness noun

quickly

سَريعَاً rychle hurtigt schnell γρήγορα rápidamente nopeasti rapidement brzo velocemente 素早く 빨리 snel fort szybko rapidamente быстро fort อย่างรวดเร็ว çabukça nhanh 很快地
References in classic literature ?
Meg forgot her foot and rose so quickly that she was forced to catch hold of Jo, with an exclamation of pain.
As he went spruce and business-like through the streets of Winesburg, he sometimes stopped and turned quickly about as though fearing that the spirit of the hotel and of the woman would follow him even into the streets.
I mean what made you make up your mind so quickly to go on this expedition when you heard Beecher was going?
When the bank on the other side of the draw began to throw a narrow shelf of shadow, we knew we ought to be starting homeward; the chill came on quickly when the sun got low, and Antonia's dress was thin.
She withdrew her arms from the tub of suds in which they had been plunged, dried them upon her apron, and as quickly as her trembling limbs would bear her, hurried to the spot whence the ominous report had come.
While one of the lovely beings we have so cursorily presented to the reader was thus lost in thought, the other quickly recovered from the alarm which induced the exclamation, and, laughing at her own weakness, she inquired of the youth who rode by her side:
The Hazel-nut child jumped quickly out of the egg-shell and ran out into the street.
I had by this time mastered the intricacies of walking under Martian conditions, and quickly responding to his command I advanced to the side of the incubator where the warriors stood.
Then, as Malbihn stood at the edge of the disordered pile of blankets, Meriem suddenly ceased to draw away from him, and as quickly hurled her weight against him with the result that he was thrown backward, his feet stumbled against the bedding and he was hurled to his back.
For these reasons Louis the Twelfth, King of France, quickly occupied Milan, and as quickly lost it; and to turn him out the first time it only needed Lodovico's own forces; because those who had opened the gates to him, finding themselves deceived in their hopes of future benefit, would not endure the ill-treatment of the new prince.
Last night, old Sanna carried so many buckets of water into the house that I asked her why she was doing that, and she said that if I would promise not to tell anyone, and she said that early tomorrow morning when father was out hunting, she would set the kettle full of water, throw you into it and boil you; but we will get up quickly, dress ourselves, and go away together.
As Carthoris alone knew the hidden ways of the tunnels we could not divide the party and attack the temple at several points at once as would have been most desirable, and so it was decided that he lead us all as quickly as possible to a point near the temple's centre.