What is the meaning of quick?

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  • Any area of the body that is highly sensitive to pain (as the flesh underneath the skin or a fingernail or toenail. )


  • Accomplished rapidly and without delay.
    • usage: "was quick to make friends"; "his quick reaction prevented an accident"; "hoped for a speedy resolution of the problem"; "a speedy recovery"; "he has a right to a speedy trial"
  • Hurried and brief.
    • usage: "paid a flying visit"; "took a flying glance at the book"; "a quick inspection"; "a fast visit"
  • Moving quickly and lightly.
    • usage: "sleek and agile as a gymnast"; "as nimble as a deer"; "nimble fingers"; "quick of foot"; "the old dog was so spry it was halfway up the stairs before we could stop it"
  • Apprehending and responding with speed and sensitivity.
    • usage: "a quick mind"; "a ready wit"
  • Performed with little or no delay.
    • usage: "an immediate reply to my letter"; "a prompt reply"; "was quick to respond"; "a straightaway denial"
  • Easily aroused or excited.
    • usage: "a quick temper"; "a warm temper"


  • With little or no delay.
    • usage: "the rescue squad arrived promptly"; "come here, quick"
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APAWordNet. (2010). quick. Retrieved April 22, 2019, from http://smartdefine.org/quick/definitions/1181803
ChicagoWordNet. 2010. "quick" http://smartdefine.org/quick/definitions/1181803 (accessed April 22, 2019).
HarvardWordNet 2010, quick, Smart Define, viewed 22 April, 2019, <http://smartdefine.org/quick/definitions/1181803>.
MLAWordNet. "quick" 23 October 2010. Web. 22 April 2019. <http://smartdefine.org/quick/definitions/1181803>
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