Definition of quick-fire in English:

quick-fire

adjective

  • 1Unhesitating and rapid; in quick succession.

    ‘quick-fire repartee’
    • ‘In the first-half they were unstoppable with three quick-fire goals from Mark Wood, Phil O'Reilly and Alex Wilgrass.’
    • ‘Marber was a stand-up comedian and his quips and quick-fire repartee are deftly handled by the four actors, who bring out comedy in the pain and the pathos in the cruel barbs.’
    • ‘Hannah was involved in the early action as the Highlanders pushed for a quick-fire goal.’
    • ‘As Richards' quick-fire delivery continues, with talk of three - year plans and audience penetration, it would be easy to view him as a hard-nosed corporate raider about to ruthlessly exploit a niche in the market.’
    • ‘Bad Blood at The Alhambra is a quick-fire farce featuring twisting plots, twisted characters, rapid action, witty dialogue, ferocious greed and sexual jealousy.’
    • ‘Behind the band are some of the most impressive back projections I have ever seen: a dazzling quick-fire succession of razor-sharp DVD images, spread over three screens, all perfectly synched to the music.’
    • ‘It's this insight which binds together these quick-fire tales with a detached tenderness that allows the reader to participate in the remarkable - never ordinary - passage of humdrum lives in this remote valley.’
    • ‘Then a quick-fire brace from Kevin Smith, who claimed goals in the 49th and 50th minute, turned the game on its head.’
    • ‘Avenue lost possession after running the ball into touch almost right from the re-start and Webster completed a quick-fire double when he rifled a diagonal shot low into the corner of Britton's goal.’
    • ‘Robert Robinson was famed for his enduring comb-over and love of knowledge, and the contestants were mainly middle-class families, pitted against each other with quick-fire general knowledge questions.’
    • ‘The Pontypool fighter followed up with a quick-fire, accurate assault until Paisley's corner mercifully threw in the towel.’
    • ‘The six-year-old came into his own last season, scoring over this course and distance in August, which was the middle leg of a quick-fire hat-trick, his other victories being achieved at Bath and Pontefract.’
    • ‘They forced a quick-fire equaliser, Juanjo taking advantage of another overindulgent spot-kick award as Michael Stewart, at worst, chafed the Spaniard's leg just inside the area.’
    • ‘The 11-year-old answered two minutes of quick-fire questions on his specialist subject the Famous Five Books by Enid Blyton and also tackled the demanding general knowledge round.’
    • ‘Those Icelandic good time boys wowed us with their high-kicking quick-fire bubble-gum pop songs.’
    • ‘Now on the other side of the fence, McCusker has been learning the intricacies of constructing a gridiron machine in quick-fire time.’
    • ‘Joke followed joke in quick-fire succession as she regaled the audience with her potted life history, ‘I was quite clever when I was about four and then it did tail off a bit,’ she modestly claimed.’
    • ‘And his fears grew when Hore slotted two more goals in quick-fire order to open up a useful nine-point gap.’
    • ‘The 16 teams involved this year will be split into four pools of four, and play quick-fire group games of ten minutes each way.’
    • ‘Nemeth capped a Man of the Match display by scoring one goal and inspiring all of Boro's quick-fire first half treble, as well as setting up Massimo Maccarone's first goal.’
  • 2(of a gun) able to fire shots in rapid succession.

    • ‘Learning what it's like to fight in a jungle environment at JOTC includes guerrilla warfare techniques, one-rope bridges, poncho rafts, quick-fire rifle techniques and a variety of other infantry skills.’
    • ‘The old 57-mm quick-fire gun turrets were replaced by a more powerful 75-mm howitzer turret.’
    • ‘The Lewis Revolving Rifle puts the game way off balance giving you six quick-fire shots before having to reload.’
    • ‘Soldiers need reflexive and quick-fire training, using burst fire.’

Pronunciation:

quick-fire

/ˌkwɪkˈfʌɪə/