One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Very quickly; at a great rate.‘the business is expanding rapidly’‘the problem is rapidly worsening’
quickly, fast, swiftly, speedily, at speed, at full speed, at the speed of light, post-haste, hotfoot, at full tilt, as fast as one's legs can carry one, at a gallop, expeditiously, briskly, promptlyView synonyms
- ‘Both Mr and Mrs Hayhurst were stranded on the roof as the river continued to rise rapidly.’
- ‘Pea aphids can be found at low levels but are expected to multiply rapidly in the warm weather.’
- ‘Yet even he admits that defending his sport is rapidly becoming an impossible task.’
- ‘Mark decided simply to set one up and since then, he has seen the business expand rapidly.’
- ‘In the heat, the grass grows rapidly and the flowers wilt fast, so there was much to be done.’
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