the quick

Definition of the quick

  1. :  the very sensitive area of flesh under a fingernail or toenail He had bitten his nails to the quick.

Word by Word Definitions

quickplay
  1. :  not dead :  living, alive

    :  acting or capable of acting with speed: such as

    :  fast in understanding, thinking, or learning :  mentally agile

  1. :  living beings

    :  a painfully sensitive spot or area of flesh (such as that underlying a fingernail or toenail)

    :  the inmost sensibilities

  1. :  in a quick manner


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