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  1. swift
    IPA[swift]
  2. adjective

    adverb

    • 1. swiftly:

      streams that ran swift and clear

    noun

    • 1. a swift-flying insectivorous bird with long, slender wings and a superficial resemblance to a swallow, spending most of its life on the wing.

    • 2. a moth, typically yellow-brown in color, with fast darting flight. The eggs are scattered in flight and the larvae live underground feeding on roots, where they can be a serious pest.

    • 3. a light, adjustable reel for holding a skein of silk or wool.

  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: swift, plural noun: swifts

    • adjective

      happening quickly or promptly:

      moving or capable of moving at high speed:

    • adverb

      swiftly:
    • noun

      a swift-flying insectivorous bird with long, slender wings and a superficial resemblance to a swallow, spending most of its life on the wing.

      a moth, typically yellow-brown in colour, with fast darting flight. The eggs are scattered in flight and the larvae live underground feeding on roots, where they can be a serious pest.

    • noun

      a small fox with a yellowish-buff coat and a black-tipped tail, living on the plains of North America.
    • noun

      the common swift found over the eastern part of North America, with mainly dark gray plumage.
    • (1667–1745), Irish satirist, poet, and Anglican cleric; known as Dean Swift. He is best known for Gulliver's Travels (1726), a satire on human society in the form of a fantastic tale of travels in imaginary lands.
    • verb

      target (a politician or public figure) with a campaign of personal attacks:
    • noun

      a small fox with a yellowish-buff coat and a black-tipped tail, living on the plains of North America.
    • noun

      the common swift (bird) of the eastern part of North America, with mainly dark grey plumage.
    • (1667–1745), Irish satirist, poet, and Anglican cleric; known as Dean Swift. He is best known for Gulliver's Travels (1726), a satire on human society in the form of a fantastic tale of travels in imaginary lands.
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