Definition of quick-fire in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌkwɪkˈfʌɪə/

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1Unhesitating and rapid; in quick succession: quick-fire repartee
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  • In the first-half they were unstoppable with three quick-fire goals from Mark Wood, Phil O'Reilly and Alex Wilgrass.
  • Hannah was involved in the early action as the Highlanders pushed for a quick-fire goal.
  • Marber was a stand-up comedian and his quips and quick-fire repartee are deftly handled by the four actors, who bring out comedy in the pain and the pathos in the cruel barbs.
2(Of a gun) able to fire shots in rapid succession.
Example sentences
  • Soldiers need reflexive and quick-fire training, using burst fire.
  • Learning what it's like to fight in a jungle environment at JOTC includes guerrilla warfare techniques, one-rope bridges, poncho rafts, quick-fire rifle techniques and a variety of other infantry skills.
  • The Lewis Revolving Rifle puts the game way off balance giving you six quick-fire shots before having to reload.

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