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swift

 (swĭft)
adj. swift·er, swift·est
1. Moving or capable of moving with great speed; fast. See Synonyms at fast1.
2. Coming, occurring, or accomplished quickly: a swift retort.
3. Quick to act or react: swift to take revenge.
adv.
Swiftly. Often used in combination: swift-running.
n.
1.
a. A cylinder on a carding machine.
b. A reel used to hold yarn as it is being wound off.
2. Any of various small dark insect-eating birds of the family Apodidae, having long pointed wings and a short forked tail, and noted for their swift flight.
3. Any of various small, fast-moving North American lizards, especially of the genus Sceloporus.

[Middle English, from Old English.]

swift′ly adv.
swift′ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.swiftly - in a swift manner; "she moved swiftly"

swiftly

adverb
1. quickly, rapidly, speedily, without losing time They have acted swiftly and decisively.
2. fast, promptly, hurriedly, apace, pronto (informal), double-quick, hell for leather, like lightning, hotfoot, like the clappers (Brit. informal), posthaste, like greased lightning (informal), nippily (Brit. informal), in less than no time, as fast as your legs can carry you, (at) full tilt Lenny moved swiftly and silently across the front lawn.
Translations
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hurtigt
snögglega
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çabucakhızla

swiftly

[ˈswɪftlɪ] ADV [run] → rápidamente, velozmente; [react, act] → con prontitud, rápidamente; [become, walk] → rápidamente; [spread, rise, flow] → con rapidez
events have moved swiftlylos acontecimientos se han desencadenado con rapidez
the company has moved or acted swiftly to deny the rumoursla empresa ha actuado con prontitud para desmentir los rumores
for most of them, death came swiftlypara casi todos, la muerte llegó repentinamente
a swiftly flowing riverun río de corriente rápida

swiftly

[ˈswɪftli] advrapidement

swiftly

advschnell; reactschnell, unverzüglich, prompt; events have moved swiftlydie Ereignisse haben sich überstürzt; time passes swiftlydie Zeit vergeht wie im Flug; a swiftly flowing riverein schnell dahinfließender Fluss; to act swiftly to do somethingrasch handeln, um etw zu tun; swiftly followed by …rasch gefolgt von …

swiftly

[ˈswɪftlɪ] adv (see adj) → rapidamente, repentinamente, velocemente, prontamente

swift1

(swift) adjective
fast or quick. a swift horse; Our methods are swift and efficient; a swift-footed animal.
ˈswiftly adverb
ˈswiftness noun
References in classic literature ?
Something rushed swiftly by her, and Laurie's voice cried out.
The nervous expressive fingers, flashing in and out of the light, might well have been mistaken for the fingers of the devotee going swiftly through decade after decade of his rosary.
The song, if song it was, passed from one boat to the other, and as the chant boomed forth the craft shot ahead more swiftly.
She had a way of turning them swiftly upon an object and holding them there as if lost in some inward maze of contemplation or thought.
Heyward could distinguish the impatient gesture of the scout, through the increasing shadows of the evening, and he moved in his footsteps, swiftly, toward the place where he had left the remainder of the party.
A writhing horror twisted itself across his features, like a snake gliding swiftly over them, and making one little pause, with all its wreathed intervolutions in open sight.
But he swiftly calls away the Captain from that scent.
To make them run easily and swiftly, the axles of carriages are anointed; and for much the same purpose, some whalers perform an analogous operation upon their boat; they grease the bottom.
She gasped once or twice as she tried to answer him, and then began, speaking low, and swiftly.
The woman folded her child to her bosom, and walked firmly and swiftly away.
He that would essay it could have his halter free; yes, and swiftly would he need it, too.
When the clock began to strike, a burly professor entered, was received with a round of applause, moved swiftly down the center aisle, said "Gentlemen," and began to talk as he climbed his pulpit steps; and by the time he had arrived in his box and faced his audience, his lecture was well under way and all the pens were going.