chiefly British
: done or coming very quickly one after another
quick-fire responses/questions/jokes

Examples of quick-fire in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web These quick-fire reviews not only satisfy the craving for brief, digestible content but also cunningly encourage viewers to continue watching. Johan Moreno, Forbes, 27 Nov. 2023 Emmer won the majority vote in a series of quick-fire elimination rounds held Tuesday, ultimately garnering 117 votes. Ellie Quinlan Houghtaling, The New Republic, 25 Oct. 2023 Bouchard ended the podcast with a quick-fire round of questions, including asking some of Gerard's favorite meals. Sabrina Weiss, Peoplemag, 13 July 2023 After two quick-fire goals from Carli Lloyd, Holiday put the result beyond doubt as early as the fourteenth minute with a textbook volley after the ball ricocheted high into the air off a Japanese defender. Asif Burhan, Forbes, 3 May 2023 During his Friday appearance on The Drew Barrymore Show, the Air director took part in a game answering quick-fire questions about his life and career. Quinci Legardye, Harper's BAZAAR, 23 Apr. 2023 The idea was to create a backup supply of quick-fire power plants that can turn on at a moment’s notice when power reserves dip. Philip Jankowski, Dallas News, 9 Mar. 2023 The format, where contestants compete in a quick-fire challenge and then an elimination challenge in each episode, remains the same. Emily Zemler, Los Angeles Times, 8 Mar. 2023 See More

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“Quick-fire.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quick-fire. Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

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