Translation of quick in Spanish:
adjective quicker, quickest
- 1.1 (speedy)(action/movement)it's a lot quicker by carhe made a quick recoveryse va mucho más rápido en cocheI'll be as quick as I canse repuso rápidamentethat was quick! OK, but make it quick they arrived in quick successionvolveré ( or lo haré etc) lo más rápido que puedato be quick on one's feetllegaron muy seguidos or uno detrás del otrotener buenos reflejosser rápido de reflejosExample sentences1.2 (brief) (before noun, no comparative)
(calculation/question)(nod)let me have a quick looklet's have a quick swimdéjame que eche un vistazohe'd like a quick word with youvamos a darnos un chapuzónshall we take a quick vote?quiere hablar contigo un momentotime for a quick one?¿lo ponemos a votación?¿nos tomamos una copa?Example sentences1.3 (prompt) See examples: she has a very quick temper
- 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.
he's quick to take offensetiene el genio vivotiene mucho genioes una polvorita [colloquial]they were quick to spot the problemse ofende por lo más mínimo or por cualquier nimiedadshe was quick to come to my assistanceidentificaron el problema rápidamente1.4 (clever) See examples: he has a quick witvino rápidamente en mi ayuda or a ayudarmeshe has a very quick mindes muy agudoto have a quick eye (for something)es muy lista or rápidalas pilla or las caza al vuelo [colloquial]darse cuenta enseguida (de algo)ser un lince (para algo)
- 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.
adverb quicker, quickest
- come quickquick, hide in hereven corriendo or rápidoget here as quick as you canrápido or corre, escóndete aquíquick march! (Military)ven lo más rápido or deprisa que puedas¡paso ligero!Example sentences
- 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.
- 1.1 (flesh) (+ singular verb) the quickher nails were bitten to the quickto cut somebody to the quicktenía las uñas en carne viva de mordérselas1.2 (living people) (+ plural verb) the quick [literary]herir a alguien en lo más vivolos vivosExample sentences
- 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.
- 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.
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