Chiefly British Dialect. immediately; quickly.
verb (used with object)
Scot. to hurry; hasten.
Also, swithe.

before 900; Middle English (adv.), Old English swīthe strongly, equivalent to swīth strong (cognate with German geschwind, Old Norse svinnr fast, Gothic swinths strong) + -e adv. suffix

swithly, adverb
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