Definición de quick en inglés:

quick

Silabificación: quick

adjetivo

1Moving fast or doing something in a short time: some children are particularly quick learners I was much quicker than he was and held him at bay for several laps [with infinitive]: he was always quick to point out her faults
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  • They are a fine team with very fast and quick forwards and they are pressing for the top place in the group and if they beat us they will do that.
  • With electric gates which can be operated from either end of the pit cows make a quick entry and a fast exit.
  • While being quick and fast, those involved in the relief and rescue work should maintain their temper, he noted.
Sinónimos
1.1Lasting or taking a short time: she took a quick look through the drawers we went to the pub for a quick drink
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  • Bails was tired but met for a quick drink after work.
  • We were supposed to be having ‘a quick drink’, but it ended up being dinner for about eight and the bar actually ran out of wine.
  • The set was two and a half hours of music with a twenty-minute interval for drinks and some quick reprogramming of the lights and video projectors.
Sinónimos
1.2Happening with little or no delay: prompt: children like to see quick results from their efforts
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  • However if we want a quick result on a short session they are ideal.
  • The result is quick response both around town and on the open road, plus levels of fuel efficiency and economy that rate at the top of the class.
  • Low-intensity warfare of this kind does not bring quick results and much of the work is low-key, repetitive and painstaking.
Sinónimos
2(Of a person) prompt to understand, think, or learn; intelligent: it was quick of him to spot the mistake
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  • But in private, it was clear that this guy was very smart, very quick to learn.
  • With its quick intelligence, it has no trouble learning its name and how to use a litter box.
  • Joseph early in life learned that quick wit would get him through.
Sinónimos
observant, alert, sharp, perceptive
informal brainy, on the ball, quick on the uptake
2.1(Of a person’s eye or ear) keenly perceptive; alert.
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  • Her bearing has turned to reserve, her normally quick eyes dull and watery.
  • Making money in this segment will require careful management and a quick eye on micro-trends.
  • He signaled secretly to his gang, but the cold man's quick eye caught everything.
2.2(Of a person’s temper) easily roused.
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  • Normally, he was quite calm and quiet, but he had a quick temper that subsided as easily as it came.
  • You can be rather selfish, though, and a partner needs to be able to deal with your quick temper and impulsive tantrums.
  • Now I realized that it was his cold anger that I feared, and not his quick temper.

adverbio

informal Volver al principio  
At a fast rate; quickly: he’ll find some place where he can make money quicker [as exclamation]: Get out, quick!
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  • Exxon and Shell say if we don't do something quick the 2004 convention sponsorship deal is off.
  • So get your ducks quick as they are flying out of the place.
  • How quick we have forgotten the sacrifice demanded of those whose homes and communities that stood in the way of the inner relief folly.

sustantivo

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1 (the quick) The soft, tender flesh below the growing part of a fingernail or toenail.
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  • You'll enjoy the movie if your idea of a good time is sitting glued to the edge of your seat chewing your fingernails down to the quick.
  • This will prevent the quick from growing too long and prevent the nail from bleeding.
  • As she packed, I saw her hands and her once beautiful nails were bitten to the quick.
1.1The central or most sensitive part of someone or something.
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  • It cuts to straight to the quick of this most sinister tale, using just two actors on a bare stage to tell of a man divided and torn between his good and evil nature.
  • Its implications cut to the quick of the British constitution.
  • It neutralises the whining about failing to address the issue because it cuts to the quick.
2 (as plural noun the quick) archaic Those who are living: the quick and the dead
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  • They will die as you died, in the footsteps of the dead that were quick.
  • From the salvation of the dead we move to the healing of the quick.
  • This law renders willful killing of an unborn ‘quick’ child by any injury to the mother of the child to be manslaughter.

Origen

Old English cwic, cwicu 'alive, animated, alert', of Germanic origin; related to Dutch kwiek 'sprightly' and German keck 'saucy', from an Indo-European root shared by Latin vivus 'alive' and Greek bios, zōē 'life'.

Frases

cut someone to the quick

Cause someone deep distress by a hurtful remark or action.
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  • The mocking tone was slight, but it cut Maple to the quick.
  • But when she opened The Independent the other day, she was cut to the quick.
  • Gleason's flamboyancy would have cut Buk to the quick.

(as) quick as a flash

see flash1.

quick on the draw

see draw.

quick with child

archaic At a stage of pregnancy when movements of the fetus have been felt.
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  • By the present Law, this offence is divided into two classes: the capital offence being where the woman shall be quick with child.
  • In the criminal context, women convicted of capital crimes were permitted to plead that they were quick with child, and to have this claim tested by a group of six women.
  • A woman is usually considered to be ‘quick‘with child around the fourth month of pregnancy.

Derivativos

quickness

sustantivo
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  • He gets by on quickness and athletic ability, skills that might be starting to fade.
  • What he lacks in size he makes up for with smarts, speed, quickness and tackling ability.
  • I'm impressed with the ActiveWords discussion board and the quickness of the tech staff.

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