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Definition 1: any area of the body that is highly sensitive to pain (as the flesh underneath the skin or a fingernail or toenail) - [noun denoting body]

(quick is a kind of ...) a part of an animal that has a special function or is supplied by a given artery or nerve

"in the abdominal region"

Definition 2: with little or no delay - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where quick or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the rescue squad arrived promptly
  • come here, quick!

Synonyms for quick in the sense of this definition

Definition 3: moving quickly and lightly - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where quick or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for quick in the sense of this definition

(quick is similar to ...) characterized by energetic activity

"an active toddler" "active as a gazelle" "an active man is a man of action"

Definition 4: easily aroused or excited - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where quick or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a quick temper
  • a warm temper

Synonyms for quick in the sense of this definition

(quick is similar to ...) easily excited

Definition 5: accomplished rapidly and without delay - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where quick or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

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(quick is similar to ...) acting or moving or capable of acting or moving quickly

"fast film" "on the fast track in school" "set a fast pace" "a fast car"

Definition 6: hurried and brief - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where quick or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • paid a flying visit
  • took a flying glance at the book
  • a quick inspection
  • a fast visit

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(quick is similar to ...) moving rapidly or performed quickly or in great haste

"a hurried trip to the store" "the hurried life of a city" "a hurried job"

Definition 7: apprehending and responding with speed and sensitivity - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where quick or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a quick mind
  • a ready wit

Synonyms for quick in the sense of this definition

(quick is similar to ...) having the capacity for thought and reason especially to a high degree

"is there intelligent life in the universe?" "an intelligent question"

Definition 8: performed with little or no delay - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where quick or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an immediate reply to my letter
  • a prompt reply
  • was quick to respond
  • a straightaway denial

Synonyms for quick in the sense of this definition

(quick is similar to ...) acting or moving or capable of acting or moving quickly

"fast film" "on the fast track in school" "set a fast pace" "a fast car"

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