Associations to the word «Quick»


QUICK, adjective. Moving with speed, rapidity or swiftness, or capable of doing so; rapid; fast.
QUICK, adjective. Occurring in a short time; happening or done rapidly.
QUICK, adjective. Lively, fast-thinking, witty, intelligent.
QUICK, adjective. Mentally agile, alert, perceptive.
QUICK, adjective. Of temper: easily aroused to anger; quick-tempered.
QUICK, adjective. (archaic) Alive, living.
QUICK, adjective. (archaic) Pregnant, especially at the stage where the foetus's movements can be felt; figuratively, alive with some emotion or feeling.
QUICK, adjective. Of water: flowing.
QUICK, adjective. Burning, flammable, fiery.
QUICK, adjective. Fresh; bracing; sharp; keen.
QUICK, adjective. (mining) (of a vein of ore) productive; not "dead" or barren
QUICK, adverb. Quickly
QUICK, adverb. (colloquial) with speed
QUICK, noun. Raw or sensitive flesh, especially that underneath finger and toe nails.
QUICK, noun. Plants used in making a quickset hedge
QUICK, noun. The life; the mortal point; a vital part; a part susceptible to serious injury or keen feeling.
QUICK, noun. Quitchgrass
QUICK, noun. (cricket) A fast bowler.
QUICK, verb. (transitive) To amalgamate surfaces prior to gilding or silvering by dipping them into a solution of mercury in nitric acid.
QUICK, verb. (transitive) (archaic) (poetic) To quicken.
QUICK AND DIRTY, adjective. Alternative form of quick-and-dirty
QUICK AS A FLASH, adjective. (simile) Extremely quick
QUICK AS A FLASH, adverb. (simile) Extremely quickly
QUICK BREAD, noun. (US) A type of bread which is leavened with agents other than yeast (such as baking soda plus an acid) and thus rises more quickly.
QUICK BUCK, noun. (idiomatic) (informal) a large sum of money earned easily and quickly
QUICK FIX, noun. A simple solution; an easy way out.
QUICK FIX, noun. A temporary solution; a stopgap measure.
QUICK LIGHT, noun. A light exhibiting very rapid regular alternations of light and darkness, normally sixty flashes per minute.
QUICK LIGHTS, noun. Plural of quick light
QUICK LIME, noun. Alternative spelling of quicklime
QUICK MATCH, noun. A pyrotechnic fuse consisting of a cotton string, coated with black powder, confined in a paper tube
QUICK OFF THE MARK, adjective. (idiomatic) fast to act or react.
QUICK ON ONE'S FEET, adjective. Sharp-witted.
QUICK ON THE DRAW, adjective. (idiomatic) Characterized by rapid response, as to a verbal remark or to a new situation; quick to act.
QUICK ON THE UPTAKE, adjective. (idiomatic) able to readily understand things; intelligent
QUICK PITCH, verb. (baseball) To pitch earlier than the pitcher's rhythm in an attempt to deceive either the batter or runner. This sometimes leads to a balk.
QUICK SMART, adverb. Alternative spelling of quicksmart
QUICK STUDY, noun. (obsolete) an actor who is able to learn their lines in a short amount of time
QUICK STUDY, noun. One who is capable of learning at a fast pace; a fast learner
QUICK TIME, noun. (military) A fast marching pace of 120 thirty-inch steps per minute.
QUICK TIME EVENT, noun. (video games) An interactive cut scene-like sequence in a video game where the player has a limited time in which to push a button, or sequence of buttons, displayed on screen.
QUICK TIME EVENTS, noun. Plural of quick time event
QUICK VINEGAR, noun. Vinegar made by allowing a weak solution of alcohol to trickle slowly over shavings or other porous material

Dictionary definition

QUICK, noun. Any area of the body that is highly sensitive to pain (as the flesh underneath the skin or a fingernail or toenail).
QUICK, adverb. With little or no delay; "the rescue squad arrived promptly"; "come here, quick!".
QUICK, adjective. Accomplished rapidly and without delay; "was quick to make friends"; "his quick reaction prevented an accident"; "hoped for a speedy resolution of the problem"; "a speedy recovery"; "he has a right to a speedy trial".
QUICK, adjective. Hurried and brief; "paid a flying visit"; "took a flying glance at the book"; "a quick inspection"; "a fast visit".
QUICK, adjective. Moving quickly and lightly; "sleek and agile as a gymnast"; "as nimble as a deer"; "nimble fingers"; "quick of foot"; "the old dog was so spry it was halfway up the stairs before we could stop it".
QUICK, adjective. Apprehending and responding with speed and sensitivity; "a quick mind"; "a ready wit".
QUICK, adjective. Performed with little or no delay; "an immediate reply to my letter"; "a prompt reply"; "was quick to respond"; "a straightaway denial".
QUICK, adjective. Easily aroused or excited; "a quick temper"; "a warm temper".

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