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Definitions of quick

  1. moving quickly and lightly; " 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"
  2. hurried and brief; " paid a flying visit"; " took a flying glance at the book"; " a quick inspection"; " a fast visit"
  3. performed with little or no delay; " an immediate reply to my letter"; " prompt obedience"; " was quick to respond"; " a straightaway denial"
  4. with little or no delay; " the rescue squad arrived promptly"; " come here, quick!"
  5. apprehending and responding with speed and sensitivity; " a quick mind"; " a ready wit"
  6. any area of the body that is highly sensitive to pain ( as the flesh underneath the skin or a fingernail or toenail)
  7. easily aroused or excited; " a quick temper"; " a warm temper"
  8. accomplished rapidly and without delay; " 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"
  9. Pregnant; with child.
  10. Characterized by life or liveliness; animated; sprightly; agile; brisk; ready.
  11. Speedy; hasty; swift; not slow; as, be quick.
  12. Impatient; passionate; hasty; eager; eager; sharp; unceremonious; as, a quick temper.
  13. Fresh; bracing; sharp; keen.
  14. Sensitive; perceptive in a high degree; ready; as, a quick ear.
  15. In a quick manner; quickly; promptly; rapidly; with haste; speedily; without delay; as, run quick; get back quick.
  16. That which is quick, or alive; a living animal or plant; especially, the hawthorn, or other plants used in making a living hedge.
  17. The life; the mortal point; a vital part; a part susceptible of serious injury or keen feeling; the sensitive living flesh; the part of a finger or toe to which the nail is attached; the tender emotions; as, to cut a finger nail to the quick; to thrust a sword to the quick, to taunt one to the quick; -- used figuratively.
  18. Quitch grass.
  19. To revive; to quicken; to be or become alive.
  20. Alive; living; animate; - opposed to dead or inanimate.
  21. Rapid; swift; as, quick in action; nimble; as, quick on one's feet; alert; ready; as, a quick eye; quick wit; easily excited; hasty; as, a quick temper; sensitive; having life.
  22. With haste; rapidly.
  23. The living flesh; as, the quick under the nail of a finger or toe; the feelings; as, she was hurt to the quick; a hedge of growing shrubs.
  24. Quickly.
  25. Quickness.
  26. 1. Pregnant with a child the movement of which is felt. 2. A sensitive part, painful to touch. 3. Eponychium.
  27. Living, moving: lively: speedy: rapid: nimble: ready.
  28. Without delay: rapidly: soon.
  29. A living animal or plant: the living: the living flesh: the sensitive parts.
  30. Having life.
  31. A living person; sensitive flesh; sensitiveness.
  32. Living; brisk; swift; prompt.
  33. Rapidly; soon.
  34. Done in a short time; rapid; swift; alert; sprightly.
  35. Irritable.
  36. That which has life; any vital or sensitive part.
  37. Quickly; rapidly.
  38. Living; done with celerity; speedy; characterized by activity or readiness; sprightly; sharp in discerning; sharp.
  39. Nimbly; with celerity.
  40. The living flesh; sensible parts; living shrubs or trees.
  41. Done or occurring in a short time; active; alive; living; sprightly; ready; swift; nimble.
  42. Speedily; without delay; in a short time.
  43. The living flesh; the living, as " the quick and the dead"; sensitive parts or points; a living plant- applied to the hawthorn.
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Usage examples for quick

  1. Quick as thought the boy decided that there was only one course open to him. – The Boy Scouts On The Range by Lieut. Howard Payson
  2. Take the women in, quick – The Captain of the Gray-Horse Troop by Hamlin Garland
  3. She gave him one quick look and said: " That is one of the things she has never told me and I didn't meet her until after she had married him." – Witness For The Defence by A.E.W. Mason
  4. Be quick about it, then. – Famous Adventures And Prison Escapes of the Civil War by Various
  5. Get here as quick as the good Lord will let you! – The Hammer of Thor by Charles Willard Diffin
  6. Funny how quick these fellows can see a thing. – The Underdog by F. Hopkinson Smith
  7. Quick is the word! – Annie o' the Banks o' Dee by Gordon Stables
  8. You can't be too quick to please me." – At Sunwich Port, Complete by W.W. Jacobs
  9. The quick and the dead . – The Altar Steps by Compton MacKenzie
  10. Flora's heart went quick and little. – The Coast of Chance by Esther Chamberlain Lucia Chamberlain
  11. Can't you get to bed quick – The Doctor A Tale Of The Rockies by Ralph Connor
  12. This is the way it was: Let me tell it to you quick – T. Tembarom by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  13. Oh, Mother, come quick – Bunny Brown and his Sister Sue Giving a Show by Laura Lee Hope
  14. " He was too quick – A Prairie Courtship by Harold Bindloss
  15. I will have the young man's shoulder in quick enough. – The Complete PG Works of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (The Physician and Poet not the Jurist)
  16. He did not mean to hurt Grizel to the quick – Tommy and Grizel by J.M. Barrie
  17. But she was very quick – Lady Anna by Anthony Trollope
  18. You can't be too quick – Masterman and Son by W. J. Dawson
  19. It is I, he said, who have something to say to you, and I'd like to get it over quick – The Master Mummer by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  20. If you see or hear any one coming, get back as quick as you can. – The Boy With the U.S. Miners by Francis Rolt-Wheeler
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