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
: not dead : living, alive
: acting or capable of acting with speed: such as
: fast in understanding, thinking, or learning : mentally agile
: living beings
: a painfully sensitive spot or area of flesh (such as that underlying a fingernail or toenail)
: the inmost sensibilities
: in a quick manner
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