quickly

I
(Roget's IV) modif.
1. [Rapidly]
Syn. speedily, swiftly, fast, briskly, fleetly, flying, with dispatch, scurrying, hurrying, rushing, shooting, bolting, darting, flashing, dashing, suddenly, expeditiously, hastily, hurriedly, in haste, in Great haste, in a hurry, by forced marches, at a Great rate, without delay, under press of sail, in full sail, against the clock, racing, galloping, loping, sweeping, light-footedly, wingedly, like a bat out of hell*, on the double*, like all forty*, in a flash*, in a jiffy*, to beat the band*, at full blast*, in full sail*, hellbent for leather*, like mad*, at one jump*, by leaps and bounds*, like a house afire*, double-time*, like crazy*, like fury*, full steam ahead*, in high gear*.
Ant. slowly*, sluggishly, creepingly.
2. [Soon]
Syn. at once, instantly, promptly, on the nail*, pronto*; see also immediately , soon 1 .
II
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) adv.
speedily, fast, expeditiously, swiftly, hastily, rapidly, hurriedly, briskly, full-tilt, pronto, *quicker than greased lightning.
ANT.: slowly, slothfully
III
(Roget's Thesaurus II) adverb In a rapid way: apace, fast, posthaste, quick. Informal: flat out, hell-for-leather, lickety-split, pronto. Idioms: full tilt, in a flash, in nothing flat, like a bat out of hell, like a blue streak, like a flash, like a house on fire, like a shot, like a streak, like greased lightning, like the wind, like wildfire. See FAST.

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