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meteoric

adjective
     
Related topics: Astronomy
me‧te‧or‧ic
1 happening very suddenly and quickly:
her meteoric rise from dancer to professional actress
The company has experienced meteoric growth.
The scandal ended his meteoric political career.
2HA technical from a meteor:
meteoric iron
meteorically adverb:
His career faded as meteorically as it grew.
WORD FOCUS: fast WORD FOCUS: fast
moving very quickly: at high speed, like lightning, at top speed, flat out

doing something quickly: quick, rapid, swift, prompt, speedy

happening quickly: rapid, speedy, meteoric, at an alarming rate, in no time


See also
fast

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