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Definition of quick:

  1. Alive; living; animate; - opposed to dead or inanimate.
  2. Characterized by life or liveliness; animated; sprightly; agile; brisk; ready.
  3. Fresh; bracing; sharp; keen.
  4. Impatient; passionate; hasty; eager; eager; sharp; unceremonious; as, a quick temper.
  5. In a quick manner; quickly; promptly; rapidly; with haste; speedily; without delay; as, run quick; get back quick.
  6. Pregnant; with child.
  7. Quitch grass.
  8. Sensitive; perceptive in a high degree; ready; as, a quick ear.
  9. Speedy; hasty; swift; not slow; as, be quick.
  10. That which is quick, or alive; a living animal or plant; especially, the hawthorn, or other plants used in making a living hedge.
  11. The life; the mortal point; a vital part; a part susceptible of serious injury or keen feeling; the sensitive living flesh; the part of a finger or toe to which the nail is attached; the tender emotions; as, to cut a finger nail to the quick; to thrust a sword to the quick, to taunt one to the quick; -- used figuratively.
  12. To revive; to quicken; to be or become alive.

Synonyms:

profligate, apace, responsive, supple, degenerate, sprightly, cursorily, excitable, energetic, ability, quickly, nimble, bottom, dissolute, apt, rapidly, immobile, riotous, brief, vigorous, diligent, strong, speedy, start, keen, hell-for-leather, degraded, speedily, busy, wide awake, mobile, affectionate, fond, right away, fast, tender, warm, industrious, focus, ready, ardent, hurried, sharp-witted, flying, spry, immediate, root, facile, fast-flying, alert, promptly, short, restless, officious, core, straightaway, intelligent, dissipated, debauched, active, loyal, heart, chop-chop, pronto, readily, center, bright, contiguous, firm, truehearted, lovesome, lively, posthaste, keen, libertine, hub, agile, prompt.

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