- ADV: ADV after v (emphasis)If you say that you will do something double-quick, you are emphasizing that you will do it very quickly. [INFORMAL]
Don't worry. We'll have you out of here double-quick.●PHRASE: PHR after v In double-quick time means the same as double-quick.
I was over the fence in double-quick time.
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double quick — adv BrE informal as quickly as possible ▪ Call an ambulance double quick! >double quick adj [only before noun] ▪ Lunch was produced in double quick time … Dictionary of contemporary English
Double-quick — Dou ble quick , n. Double quick time, step, or march. [1913 Webster] Note: Double quick time requires 165 steps, each 33 inches in length, to be taken in one minute. The number of steps may be increased up to 180 per minute. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
double-quick — double quick1 adverb BRITISH INFORMAL very quickly double quick ,double quick 2 adjective BRITISH INFORMAL in double quick time very quickly … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
Double-quick — Dou ble quick , a. (Mil.) Of, or performed in, the fastest time or step in marching, next to the run; as, a double quick step or march. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
Double-quick — Dou ble quick , v. i. & t. (Mil.) To move, or cause to move, in double quick time. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
double-quick — ☆ double quick [dub′əlkwik′] adj. very quick n. a very quick marching pace; specif., DOUBLE TIME (sense 2) vi., vt. to march at such a pace adv. at this pace … English World dictionary
double quick — Synonyms and related words: acceleration, agile, amain, apace, at flank speed, at the double, breakneck, crowded, dashing, double march, double time, double quick time, double time, eagle winged, expeditious, expeditiously, express, fast,… … Moby Thesaurus
double quick — adverb at a faster speed now let s play the piece again double quick • Syn: ↑double time * * * ˌdouble ˈquick [double quick double quick] adverb … Useful english dictionary
double-quick — noun Date: 1834 double time 1; broadly a rapid pace • double quick adjective or adverb … New Collegiate Dictionary
double-quick — adverb BrE informal as quickly as possible: Call an ambulance double quick! … Longman dictionary of contemporary English