Definition of quickly in English:

quickly

adverb

  • 1At a fast speed; rapidly.

    ‘Reg's illness progressed frighteningly quickly’
    • ‘In contrast, the flexible protein structures in a bobtail squid's platelets can quickly change configuration.’
    • ‘His father, Sati, quickly wipes his face with a damp cloth.’
    • ‘He still drives for me occasionally and maintains some bushes and plants but he tires quickly.’
    • ‘The point is how quickly profound changes come upon us.’
    • ‘In order to defy revolutionaries it is a vital necessity to restore normality as quickly as possible.’
    • ‘But he has, by all accounts, made up ground quickly.’
    • ‘Rotterdam was eminently forgettable and we passed through it quickly.’
    • ‘Using the flashlight, I'm able to find them pretty quickly.’
    • ‘I never expected it to get so dark so early so quickly.’
    • ‘Finding new ways to reach good decisions quickly is the key to making the selling of protection contracts once more universally attractive to mortgage advisers.’
    • ‘The engine heat quickly dried them out.’
    • ‘People prone to severe allergic reactions need to carry an adrenaline injector pen that can help reverse the symptoms quickly.’
    • ‘The young are born with soft spines that quickly harden.’
    • ‘He said at one point two police horses began to move quickly through the crowd, police on foot running behind them.’
    • ‘Thanks to the sincere efforts of her family I quickly recovered my health.’
    • ‘Officials said the fire was caused by an air conditioner short-circuit that ignited bedding and curtains and spread quickly through the prison.’
    • ‘However, liability - a not-insignificant fear for automakers - may be one reason costs aren't dropping as quickly as they might.’
    • ‘The goldfields rebellion did not last very long and government forces quickly overran the Eureka stockade.’
    • ‘But McClellan did not move quickly enough and within twenty-four hours, Lee learned of his danger and pulled his troops to Sharpsburg.’
    • ‘And we are going to need to get it back in order as quickly as possible.’
    fast, swiftly, rapidly, speedily, at high speed, with all speed, at 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
    immediately, directly, at once, now, straight away, right away, instantly, forthwith, as soon as possible, shortly, without delay, without further ado, without more ado, instantaneously, expeditiously, suddenly, abruptly
    briefly, fleetingly, briskly
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    1. 1.1 With little or no delay; promptly.
      ‘we moved quickly to deal with our auditor's questions’
      • ‘The trail quickly led to Marshal South, the mountain's most famous human resident.’
      • ‘Of course, anyone organising such a lobby or leaflet needs to consult quickly with the best informed militants in the union.’
      • ‘They have established a ' helpdesk ' facility to ensure businesses get advice and support quickly and easily.’
      • ‘Jake offers him a hundred francs, which Harvey quickly accepts.’
      • ‘There is also the question of whether the former home secretary, David Blunkett, returns quickly.’
      • ‘Many entrepreneurs in cyberspace are quickly re-learning Newton's law of gravity.’
      • ‘The married father-of-four quickly alerted the bus driver, who was unaware Gloria was being crushed.’
      • ‘But once on dry land, it was quickly back on course.’
      • ‘The American family quickly learns that Yoko is in some sort of conflict with her parents, especially her stern father.’
      • ‘Having come to such a conclusion she quickly told herself that she had no interest in Edmund Darcy romantically whatsoever.’
      • ‘The microphone was then quickly passed to a delegate from Venezuela.’
      • ‘Anybody thinking of taking out serious illness insurance needs to act quickly.’
      • ‘Shayne, disconcerted by the sudden invitation, answered quickly, "That would take a bit of negotiation with my husband."’
      • ‘Key to future success will be the degree to which organizations respond quickly to change.’
      • ‘They were the first to introduce a 24-hour helpline - a move other providers quickly copied.’
      • ‘Darcy got up quickly swearing softly beneath his breath.’
      • ‘Fighting my way through the festival-goers, I quickly realise that I am the least made-up man around.’
      • ‘So I hugged Lisa and headed quickly to work.’
      • ‘At the same time, the boy was enrolled at the musical school run by Antonio Salieri, where he quickly caught the attention of the famous composer.’
      • ‘The biggest concern from licensees was getting phones to market quickly.’

Pronunciation

quickly

/ˈkwɪkli/