Quick is a pretty easy word, but we're here to help you better understand it...with EXAMPLES!
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Below you will find the definition of quick, followed by 41 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(adjective) - hurried and brief
EXAMPLES - Quick in a Sentence
- RICK SANCHEZ, CNN ANCHOR: That's what I call a quick hit. (source)
- What they are selling us is a short term quick fix at best. (source)
- They had what I call a quick scat beat - more of double bass drum thing. (source)
- McPhee praised what he called the quick response by local and campus police. (source)
- America is stunned as, in quick order, the Tea Party agenda is enacted into law. (source)
- In the drop box on the right choose Groups Wow, that's what I call a quick reply! (source)
- To buy cheap metal (like they have done in quick dumping operations over recent years)? (source)
- But I feel a need to be very honest and to say that there is no short-term quick fix here. (source)
- Why doesn't he call a quick meeting, everyone can say "Present," and then they can adjourn. (source)
- MCCOTTER: Well, the administration is talking about what they call a quick rinse bankruptcy. (source)
- When the elder Vanstones die in quick succession, the daughters are plunged into catastrophe. (source)
- Then I started having babies, three in quick succession, which, along with my book contract for (source)
- "He's got what they call a quick arm, and he's got late action because of that," Wakamatsu said. (source)
- We'll pool resources to do things like what we call quick and dirty (ph) assessment from the air. (source)
- Freezing assets here and going in quick is very important and is the only way to help the victims. (source)
- It was because when I was working with the police that was what I call a quick draw, just like that. (source)
- It's because when I was working with the police, that was a-- what I call a quick draw, just like that. (source)
- Barack Obama has attacked her essentially saying it is a gimmick, it's a short-term quick fix if you will. (source)
- It always attracts curious attention at the range when I fire the rifle and shotgun barrels in quick succession. (source)
- Let's find some short-term quick fix that we can say we did something, even though we're not really doing anything. (source)
- Let's find some short-term quick fix that we can say we did something, even though we are not really doing anything. (source)
- But if you want to take what we call quick coaching session, you go on board, and it says, where do you look at you life? (source)
- OBAMA: Let's find some short-term quick fix, that we can say we did something, even though we're not really doing anything. (source)
- She quickly tried to tamp down those expectations, noting that there will not be what she called a quick fix from this trip. (source)
- It has some spot where it can swoop in quick, because this is the second time I've heard the thump outside my bedroom window. (source)
- He explains the sweet, how to make it and what filling to stuff it with, the mutters something in quick Arabic to one of his sons. (source)
- Once you've learned to exercise these muscles in short, quick contractions, try extending the contractions up to a maximum of 10 seconds. (source)
- But the game may still be over for the simple reason that the crisis is clear and present and Ms. Merkel has rejected what she called "quick fixes." (source)
- A US administration official said what he called the quick and pragmatic arrangement of the spy swap spoke to the progress made in US-Russian relations. (source)
- KING: Let me call a quick time-out, let me call a quick time-out because I want to continue our discussion but you're both making a point that is critical. (source)
- "What'll the _next_ one be!" flashed into my mind, and I burst out eagerly, "Oh, Phil, call somebody -- go for the doctor -- quick, quick, oh, do be _quick_! (source)
- She'd give her commands and decide what to do in short quick words, then go on printing her stitches in a little night-gown about as big as a minute slow and careful. (source)
- Karl Hawley and Thompson flashed headers over in quick order after teasing free-kicks by Ben Davies, a tricky winger whose corner had been met by Mike Edwards for County's goal. (source)
- On November 3rd, we provided to the sales teams what we called a quick start manual, which provided a-- not only a commission plan for new synergy opportunities but also a how-to manual. (source)
- Forth he came at Easter, like the risen grain, he that for three days in the grave had lain, quick from the dead my risen Lord is seen: love is come again, like wheat that springeth green. (source)
- Let's find some short-term quick fix that we can say we did something, even though we're not really doing anything, because if you actually took away the gas tax, what are the oil companies going to do? (source)
- In his account of the excavation he told how he called a quick coffee break to divert light-fingered workers, cut an object out of the ground and gave it to his Greek wife, Sophia, who whisked it safely away in her shawl. (source)
- My current biggest complaint when it comes to combat is the term Martial Arts. Every Combat oriented culture had a Martial Art. Some of the Martial Arts have been lost because technology overcame fighting styles in quick waves of destructive adavantages. (source)
- They described what they called a quick and powerful reaction by the predominantly Shiite force that followed the early-morning killing of the soldiers on March 24, when gunmen used weapons capped with silencers to execute at least five Iraqi soldiers at a checkpoint. (source)
- HENRY: Now, mindful that her trip will only raise hopes of a peace deal, the secretary quickly tried to tamp down some expectations over what she called a quick fix, such as a cease-fire between Israel and Hezbollah, which despite growing international pressure, the White House continues to resist, calling it a false promise. (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 41 example sentences provided below is 72.0, which suggests that "quick" is a fairly easy word that is likely to be understood by a majority of English-speaking individuals.
We have 48 synonyms for quick.
ASAP, a move on, abrupt, accelerated, active, agile, alert, animated, breakneck, brief, brisk, cursory, curt, double time, energetic, expeditious, expeditive, express, fleet, flying, going, harefooted, hasty, headlong, hurried, immediate, impatient, impetuous, instantaneous, keen, lively, mercurial, move it, nimble, on the double, perfunctory, posthaste, prompt, pronto, rapid, snappy, spirited, sprightly, spry, sudden, swift, the lead out, winged
We have 13 antonyms for quick.
clumsy, delayed, idle, ignorant, inactive, later, lazy, leisurely, slow, sluggish, stupid, uneducated, unhurried
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of quick from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (adjective) Moving or functioning rapidly and energetically; speedy.
- (adjective) Learning, thinking, or understanding with speed and dexterity; bright: a quick mind.
- (adjective) Perceiving or responding with speed and sensitivity; keen.
- (adjective) Reacting immediately and sharply: a quick temper.
- (adjective) Occurring, achieved, or acquired in a relatively brief period of time: a quick rise through the ranks; a quick profit.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (adjective) Moving with speed, rapidity or swiftness, or capable of doing so; rapid; fast.
- (adjective) Occurring in a short time; happening or done rapidly.
- (adjective) Lively, fast-thinking, witty, intelligent.
- (adjective) Mentally agile, alert, perceptive.
- (adjective) Of temper: easily aroused to anger; quick-tempered.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (adjective) Alive; living; animate; -- opposed to
- (adjective) Characterized by life or liveliness; animated; sprightly; agile; brisk; ready.
- (adjective) Speedy; hasty; swift; not slow.
- (adjective) Impatient; passionate; hasty; eager; eager; sharp; unceremonious.
- (adjective) Fresh; bracing; sharp; keen.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (None) Living; alive; live.
- (None) Lively; characterized by physical or mental liveliness or sprightliness; prompt; ready; sprightly; nimble; brisk.
- (None) Prompt to perceive or to respond to impressions; perceptive in a high degree; sensitive; hence, excitable; restless; passionate.
- (None) Speedy; hasty; swift; rapid; done or occurring in a short time; prompt; immediate: as, a quick return of profits.
- (None) Hasty; precipitate; irritable; sharp; unceremonious.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (adjective) hurried and brief
- (adverb) with little or no delay
- (adjective) moving quickly and lightly
- (noun) any area of the body that is highly sensitive to pain (as the flesh underneath the skin or a fingernail or toenail)
- (adjective) easily aroused or excited