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lickety-split

División en sílabas: lick·e·ty-split
Pronunciación: /ˌlikədēˈsplit
 
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Definición de lickety-split en inglés:

adverbio

North American informal
As quickly as possible; immediately: I took off lickety-split across the lawn
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • Before you go from 5K runner to marathoner lickety-split, you'll have to address the second tenet of neuromuscular training: teaching your mind to push through pain, because - we won't lie to you - there's a lot of it.
  • And yet he's had a very sunny disposition, telling great stories about how everybody is moving through lickety-split.
  • The man should be lauded for wanting to get places lickety-split.
Sinónimos
at full speed, very quickly, on the double, as fast as one's legs can carry one, at a gallop, headlong, pell-mell, hell-bent for leather, like the wind, like a bat out of hell, at full tilt, at warp speed

Origen

early 19th century (in the phrase as fast as lickety 'at full speed'): from a fanciful extension of lick + the verb split.

Words that rhyme with lickety-split

acquit, admit, backlit, bedsit, befit, bit, Brit, Britt, chit, commit, demit, dit, emit, fit, flit, frit, git, grit, hit, intermit, it, kit, knit, legit, lit, manumit, mishit, mitt, nit, omit, outsit, outwit, permit, pit, Pitt, pretermit, quit, remit, retrofit, shit, sit, skit, slit, snit, spit, split, sprit, squit, submit, tit, transmit, twit, whit, wit, writ, zit

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