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quick
British English: /kwɪk/
American English: /kwɪk/

Translation of quick in Italian:

adjective

  • 1 (speedy)
    (heartbeat, train)
    (solution, profit, result)
    (storm, shower of rain)
    a quick reply to make a quick phone call
    fare una rapida telefonata
    to have a quick coffee I'm going to have a quick wash the quickest way to get there is…
    la via più veloce per arrivare là è…
    she's a quick worker the quickest way to lose your friends is to…
    il modo più veloce o migliore per perdere gli amici è…
    she wasn't quick enough
    non è stata abbastanza veloce
    we'll have to make a quick decision we're hoping for a quick sale
    speriamo che si venda in fretta
    we had a quick chat about our plans
    abbiamo fatto una rapida chiacchierata sui nostri progetti
    to make a quick recovery
    ristabilirsi in fretta
    to pay a quick visit to somebody
    fare una visita veloce a qualcuno
    be quick (about it)!
    sbrigati! veloce!
    a quick hit (on drugs)
  • 3 (prompt) See examples:to be quick to do to be quick to anger, take offence
    essere facile all'ira, a offendersi
    to be quick to defend one's friends to be quick to learn, to be a quick learner
    imparare in fretta
    to be (too) quick to criticize, condemn
    essere (troppo) pronto o veloce a criticare, a condannare
    to be quick to admit one's mistakes
    essere pronto ad ammettere i propri errori o ammettere i propri errori senza problemi
    she was quick to see the advantages
    ne ha immediatamente visto i vantaggi
  • 4 (lively) See examples:to have a quick temper
    arrabbiarsi con facilità
    a quick temper
    un temperamento focoso
    to have a quick wit
    avere uno spirito vivace

adverb

  • (come) quick!
    (vieni) veloce!
    (as) quick as a flash
    veloce come un lampo o come una saetta

noun

(Anatomy, Medicine)
  • carne (feminine) viva
    to bite one's nails to the quick
    mangiarsi le unghie fino alla carne

Idioms

a quick one

(drink)
un bicchierino (bevuto in fretta)
(question)
una domanda veloce

to have a quick one

(British English) [informal]
farsi una sveltina

the quick and the dead

i vivi e i morti

to cut o sting somebody to the quick

toccare qualcuno sul vivo

to make a quick buck

fare soldi alla svelta (e facilmente)

to make a quick killing

fare fortuna in fretta

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