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quick

3 adverb
     
quick3 S3
quickly - many teachers think this is not correct English [= fast]:
Come quick! Larry's on TV!
It all happened pretty quick.
Quick as a flash (=very quickly) she replied, 'That's not what I've heard!'
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


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fast

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