quick

quick
quick1 [ kwık ] adjective ***
1. ) able to move fast or do something fast:
He's surprisingly quick for such a big man.
a quick worker
a ) able to understand things very easily:
a quick learner
2. ) done or happening in a short time:
He took a quick glance over his shoulder.
a series of quick nervous movements
in quick succession (=one after the other with little time between them): Three explosions were heard in quick succession.
3. ) the quick LITERARY the most important part of something
a ) the sensitive skin under your FINGERNAILS and TOENAILS
be quick
to hurry
be quick off the mark INFORMAL
to do something quickly or immediately and before other people
be quick on your feet
to be able to walk or run fast
be quick to do something
to do something very quickly, especially as a reaction to something someone else has said or done:
Townsend was quick to point out that it has been a team effort.
have a quick temper
to become angry easily and often
make a quick buck INFORMAL
to earn money quickly, especially without making much effort:
a seller who's only interested in making a quick buck
the quick and the dead LITERARY
people who are alive as well as people who are dead
quick
quick 2 [ kwık ] adverb SPOKEN *
quickly:
As quick as I pick up the toys, he throws them on the floor again.
Quick, Mom, come and look at this!
a quick-drying fabric
(as) quick as a flash (=very quickly): Quick as a flash, he pulled the gun out of its holster.

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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  • Quick — Quick, a. [Compar. {Quicker}; superl. {Quickest}.] [As. cwic, cwicu, cwucu, cucu, living; akin to OS. quik, D. kwik, OHG. quec, chec, G. keck bold, lively, Icel. kvikr living, Goth. qius, Lith. q[=y]vas, Russ. zhivoi, L. vivus living, vivere to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Quick — may refer to: * Quick (newspaper), a product of The Dallas Morning News in Texas * QUICK screening, a method to detect endogenous protein protein interactions with very high confidence * Quick clay, a unique form of highly sensitive marine clay * …   Wikipedia

  • quick — [kwik] adj. [ME quik, lively, alive < OE cwicu, living: see BIO ] 1. Archaic living; alive 2. a) rapid; swift [a quick walk] b) done with promptness; prompt [a quick reply] c) …   English World dictionary

  • Quick — Quick, n. 1. That which is quick, or alive; a living animal or plant; especially, the hawthorn, or other plants used in making a living hedge. [1913 Webster] The works . . . are curiously hedged with quick. Evelyn. [1913 Webster] 2. The life; the …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • quick — [ kwik ] n. m. • 1956; nom déposé; mot angl. « rapide » ♦ Matière synthétique dure, poreuse et rougeâtre, utilisée comme revêtement de courts de tennis en plein air. Courts de tennis en quick ou en terre battue. Jouer sur du quick. ⊗ HOM. Couic.… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • quick — 1 fleet, swift, rapid, *fast, speedy, expeditious, hasty Analogous words: brisk, nimble, *agile: abrupt, impetuous, *precipitate, headlong 2 Quick, prompt, ready, apt are comparable when they apply to persons, their mental operations, their acts …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • quick — ► ADJECTIVE 1) moving fast. 2) lasting or taking a short time: a quick worker. 3) with little or no delay; prompt. 4) intelligent. 5) (of a person s eye or ear) keenly perceptive. 6) (of temper) easily roused. ► NOUN …   English terms dictionary

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  • Quick — Quick, adv. In a quick manner; quickly; promptly; rapidly; with haste; speedily; without delay; as, run quick; get back quick. [1913 Webster] If we consider how very quick the actions of the mind are performed. Locke. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • quick — [adj1] fast, speedy abrupt, accelerated, active, agile, alert, a move on*, animated, ASAP*, breakneck*, brief, brisk, cursory, curt, double time*, energetic, expeditious, expeditive, express, fleet, flying, going, harefooted*, hasty, headlong,… …   New thesaurus

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