Meaning of swiftly in English:


Pronunciation /ˈswɪftli/

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  • 1At high speed; quickly.

    ‘she got up and walked swiftly to the door’
    • ‘a swiftly flowing river’
    • ‘They run swiftly to their appointed errands.’
    • ‘We follow a convoy of banner-covered vehicles rolling swiftly from village to village.’
    • ‘She swiftly walks out.’
    • ‘Our business has grown so swiftly over the past 10 years.’
    • ‘The dancer turned swiftly and rhythmically.’
    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. 1.1Without 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 prosecutor's office responded swiftly.’
      • ‘Everything he did was swiftly copied and adopted.’
      • ‘A verdict is swiftly decreed.’
      • ‘Farmers nationwide will unite to urge the Government to act swiftly and firmly.’
      • ‘The work was swiftly withdrawn.’
      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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