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  1. rap·id
    IPA[ˈrapəd]
  2. adjective

    • 1. happening in a short time or at a fast pace:

      the country's rapid economic decline he was disposing of wives in rapid succession
    • 2. (of movement or activity) characterized by great speed:

      his breathing was rapid and jerky

    noun

    • 1. a fast-flowing and turbulent part of the course of a river:

      those of you looking for adventure can shoot the rapids
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: rapid, plural noun: rapids

    • adjective

      happening in a short time or at a great rate:

      (of an action) characterized by great speed:

    • noun

      a fast-flowing and turbulent part of the course of a river:
    • adjective

      (especially of something said in dialogue or done in a sequence) unhesitating and rapid:

      (of a gun) able to fire shots in rapid succession.

    • a city in southwestern South Dakota, the commercial center for Black Hills and Mount Rushmore tourism; population 65,491 (est. 2008).
    • noun

      a form of high-speed urban passenger transportation such as a subway or elevated railroad system:
    • noun

      a form of high-speed urban passenger transport such as an elevated railway system:
    • adjective

      another term for quick-fire
    • noun

      a jerky motion of a person's eyes occurring in REM sleep.
    • noun

      a jerky motion of a person's eyes occurring in REM sleep.
    • following one another at short intervals
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