the quick

Definition of the quick

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

Word by Word Definitions

quick play
  1. : not dead : living, alive

  2. : acting or capable of acting with speed: such as

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

  1. : living beings

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

  3. : the inmost sensibilities

  1. : in a quick manner


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