Definition of swiftly in English:



  • 1At high speed; quickly.

    ‘she got up and walked swiftly to the door’
    ‘a swiftly flowing river’
    • ‘She swiftly walks out.’
    • ‘We follow a convoy of banner-covered vehicles rolling swiftly from village to village.’
    • ‘They run swiftly to their appointed errands.’
    • ‘The dancer turned swiftly and rhythmically.’
    • ‘Our business has grown so swiftly over the past 10 years.’
    rapidly, quickly, fast, speedily, briskly, at high speed, at full tilt, like the wind, like lightning, at breakneck speed, as fast as one's legs can carry one, as swift as an arrow
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    1. 1.1 Without delay; after a very short time.
      ‘they acted swiftly in response to the invasion’
      ‘this comment was swiftly followed by an apology for such a poor choice of words’
      • ‘The work was swiftly withdrawn.’
      • ‘Everything he did was swiftly copied and adopted.’
      • ‘Farmers nationwide will unite to urge the Government to act swiftly and firmly.’
      • ‘A verdict is swiftly decreed.’
      • ‘The prosecutor's office responded swiftly.’
      promptly, immediately, instantly, instantaneously, without delay, post-haste, in a flash, in a trice, in the wink of an eye, in an instant, in no time, in no time at all
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