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quick

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1 having or showing the ability to respond without delay or hesitation
  • she's a quick wit, always ready with a pun or joke when the moment calls for one
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2 having or showing quickness of mind
  • a quick lad, he immediately caught on to how the machinery operated
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3 moving, proceeding, or acting with great speed
  • a quick run through the car wash, and your vehicle will look as good as new
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at speed [chiefly British]

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4 having or showing life
  • after the battle, there was a hurried accounting of the quick and the dead
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5 able to sense slight impressions or differences
  • parlayed her quick eye for beauty into ownership of a top modeling agency
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6 archaic containing unborn young within the body
  • a woman quick with child
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with child, with young

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quick, prompt, ready, apt mean able to respond without delay or hesitation or indicative of such ability. quick stresses instancy of response and is likely to connote native rather than acquired power.
    • quick reflexes
    • a keen quick mind
prompt is more likely to connote training and discipline that fits one for instant response.
    • prompt emergency medical care
ready suggests facility or fluency in response.
    • backed by a pair of ready assistants
apt stresses the possession of qualities (such as intelligence, a particular talent, or a strong bent) that makes quick effective response possible.
    • an apt student
    • her answer was apt and to the point

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quick

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with great speed
  • watch out, as the cars pass by here pretty quick
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a mile a minute, at full throttle, at full tilt, by leaps and bounds, in a hurry, in short order, like a shot, like gangbusters, like wildfire

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quick

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the seat of oneʼs deepest thoughts and emotions
  • that nasty comment cut me to the quick
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