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swift

Pronunciation: /swɪft/

Translation of swift in Spanish:

adjective/adjetivo (-er, -est)

  • 1.1 [runner/movement/animal] veloz, rápido a swift-flowing river un río de corriente rápida swift-footed veloz, de pies ligeros [literary/literario]
    Example sentences
    • The beast is replaced with a thin, swift reptile that is capable taking sharp corners and hiding inside buildings.
    • White and pale camels are much preferred by the men as mounts, especially those which are swift moving, sleek and pleasant to the eye.
    • As one would expect, this is a very swift car, well capable of getting to 60 mph in less than six seconds and with a top speed beyond 150 mph.
    1.2 [reply/reaction/denial] rápido he was swift to reply o in replying no tardó en contestar he was swift to anger [literary/literario] era propenso a arrebatos de ira
    Example sentences
    • Her eyes quickly made a swift sweep of the people in the room.
    • With his domestic problems and this illness, we all pray for a swift recovery.
    • If Myles is reading this, hope the op went well and wish a swift recovery, looking forward to getting you back on the golf course
    1.3 (short, quick) [visit/look/phone call] rápido

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