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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
بِسُرْعَه
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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 ?
Soon he was clear of the kraal, and, running swiftly, crossed the river and came to the Ghost Mountain.
Alleyne was still seated on the rock, his griefs and his joys drifting swiftly over his mind like the shadow of clouds upon a sunlit meadow, when of a sudden he became conscious of a low, deep sound which came booming up to him through the fog.
She waters her horses from Meles deep in reeds, and swiftly drives her all-golden chariot through Smyrna to vine-clad Claros where Apollo, god of the silver bow, sits waiting for the far-shooting goddess who delights in arrows.
Its seeds were simply poured down into the water of the Wey and Thames, and its swiftly growing and Titanic water fronds speedily choked both those rivers.
She could hear the sound of her son's voice coming towards them, and glancing swiftly round the terrace, she got up impulsively.
The figure in these two phases haunted the lawyer all night; and if at any time he dozed over, it was but to see it glide more stealthily through sleeping houses, or move the more swiftly and still the more swiftly, even to dizziness, through wider labyrinths of lamplighted city, and at every street corner crush a child and leave her screaming.
The wind was strong and it was with difficulty that she maneuvered the craft from the hangar without accident, but once away it raced swiftly out above the twin cities.
They all wore short wooden wings which were fastened to their wooden bodies by means of wooden hinges with wooden screws, and with these wings they flew swiftly and noiselessly here and there, their legs being of little use to them.
Swinging swiftly through the trees, he came out upon the river-bank at the very point at which Rokoff had overhauled Jane as she endeavoured to launch the cumbersome dugout.
Chandler looked at the girl and found her swiftly drawing his interest.
He rang for the elevator, and was swiftly transported to his own floor.
Rain from the mountains of Ki-Sho Fled swiftly with a tearing breeze; The sun came radiant down the west, And greener blushed the valley trees.