- 1At a fast speed; rapidly: Reg’s illness progressed frighteningly quicklyMore example sentences
fast, swiftly, rapidly, speedily, at high speed, with all speed, at (full) speed, at the speed of light, at full tilt, as fast as one's legs can carry one, at a gallop, briskly, at the double, post-haste, with all possible haste, like a whirlwind, like an arrow from a bow, at breakneck speed, expeditiously, madly, hotfoot, with dispatch• informal double quick, in double quick time, p.d.q. (pretty damn quick), nippily, like (greased) lightning, hell for leather, at warp speed, like mad, like crazy, like blazes, like the wind, like a bomb, like nobody's business, like a scalded cat, like the deuce, a mile a minute, like a bat out of hell, like a bullet out of a gunNorth American • informal lickety-split• literary apaceimmediately, directly, at once, now, straight away, right away, instantly, forthwith, as soon as possible, shortly, without delay, without further/more ado, instantaneously, expeditiously, suddenly, abruptly; soon, soon after, promptly, early; North American momentarily• informal like a shot, a.s.a.p. (as soon as possible), pronto, before you can say Jack Robinson, before the ink is dry on the page, before you can say knife, straight offfleetingly, briskly; hastily, in haste, precipitately, hurriedly, in a hurry, cursorily, perfunctorily, superficially, desultorily
- Thanks to the sincere efforts of her family I quickly recovered my health.
- In contrast, the flexible protein structures in a bobtail squid's platelets can quickly change configuration.
- Using the flashlight, I'm able to find them pretty quickly.
- 1.1With little or no delay; promptly: we moved quickly to deal with our auditor’s questionsMore example sentences
- Anybody thinking of taking out serious illness insurance needs to act quickly.
- Key to future success will be the degree to which organizations respond quickly to change.
- Jake offers him a hundred francs, which Harvey quickly accepts.