quickly
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quickly(
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An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
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quickly
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
1. (general)
a. rápidamente, rápido, deprisa
I quickly realized that…enseguida me di cuenta de que…
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quickly [ˈkwɪklɪ]
adverb
1 (fast) [+move, work] deprisa; rápidamente
I'm working as quickly as I can estoy trabajando lo más rápido or lo mas rápidamente que puedo; no puedo trabajar más deprisa; he talks too quickly for me to understand habla demasiado deprisa y no le entiendo
2 (with minimal delay) [+arrive, answer, react] en seguida; con prontitud (formal)
the police were quickly on the scene la policía llegó en seguida
the firemen were quickly on the spot I suggest the Government should respond quickly
they answered quickly contestaron pronto; success quickly followed el éxito llegó en seguida or muy poco después; come as quickly as you can ven cuanto antes
3 (not lengthily) [+embrace, smile] rápidamente
she kissed him quickly on the cheek and ran off they smiled quickly at each other and looked away
he glanced quickly at the note echó un vistazo rápido a la nota
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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