double-quick

[adj., adv. duhb-uhl-kwik; n., v. duhb-uhl-kwik]
adjective
1.
very quick or rapid.
adverb
2.
in a very quick or rapid manner.
noun
3.
a very quick marching pace: double time.
verb (used with object), verb (used without object)
4.
to double-time.

Origin:
1815–25

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double-quick
 
adj
1.  very quick; rapid
 
adv
2.  in a very quick or rapid manner

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Example sentences
Our regiment then started on the double-quick and commenced firing, soon starting the whole line of their pickets.
If one falls behind he has to double-quick it to his place in line.
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