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Stealing home is one of the most sensational plays in baseball. If the run thus scored is the winning tally, the play is, of course, all the more thrilling. It is a play that requires a lot of quick thinking to bring about a successful completion. The chap who has slow moving feet and a slower moving brain had better never try to steal home.
Billy Evans

Meaning of "quick thinking" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF QUICK THINKING

quick thinking  [kwɪk ˈθɪŋkɪŋ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF QUICK THINKING

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Quick thinking is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES QUICK THINKING MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of quick thinking in the English dictionary

The definition of quick thinking in the dictionary is the act of making a sensible decision very quickly, esp in a dangerous or difficult situation.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH QUICK THINKING


blinking
ˈblɪŋkɪŋ
drinking
ˈdrɪŋkɪŋ
freethinking
ˌfriːˈθɪŋkɪŋ
fthinking
ˈfθɪŋkɪŋ
hard-drinking
ˌhɑːdˈdrɪŋkɪŋ
nonthinking
ˌnɒnˈθɪŋkɪŋ
pinking
ˈpɪŋkɪŋ
plinking
ˈplɪŋkɪŋ
quick-thinking
ˌkwɪkˈθɪŋkɪŋ
right-thinking
ˈraɪtˌθɪŋkɪŋ
shrinking
ˈʃrɪŋkɪŋ
sinking
ˈsɪŋkɪŋ
slinking
ˈslɪŋkɪŋ
stinking
ˈstɪŋkɪŋ
thinking
ˈθɪŋkɪŋ
unblinking
ʌnˈblɪŋkɪŋ
unshrinking
ʌnˈʃrɪŋkɪŋ
unthinking
ʌnˈθɪŋkɪŋ
unwinking
ʌnˈwɪŋkɪŋ
winking
ˈwɪŋkɪŋ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE QUICK THINKING

quick
quick assets
quick fire
quick fix
quick grass
quick march
quick money
quick on the uptake
quick one
quick response
quick time
quick trick
quick with child
quick-acting
quick-assembly furniture
quick-change artist
quick-drying
quick-firing
quick-freeze
quick-freezing

WORDS THAT END LIKE QUICK THINKING

banking
binge drinking
bonking
booking
e-banking
electronic banking
high-ranking
home banking
lateral thinking
m-banking
Nanking
planking
positive thinking
ranking
retail banking
spanking
tanking
telephone banking
top-ranking
trunking
wishful thinking

Synonyms and antonyms of quick thinking in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «quick thinking» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF QUICK THINKING

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The translations of quick thinking from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «quick thinking» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

思维敏捷
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

pensamiento rápido
570 millions of speakers

English

quick thinking
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

जल्दी सोच
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

التفكير السريع
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

быстрое мышление
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

raciocínio rápido
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

দ্রুত চিন্তা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

réflexion rapide
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Berfikir cepat
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

schnelles Denken
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

迅速な思考
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

빨리 생각
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Mikir cepet
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

suy nghĩ nhanh
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

விரைவான சிந்தனை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

जलद विचार
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Hızlı düşünme
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

rapidità di pensiero
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

szybkie myślenie
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

швидке мислення
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

gândire rapidă
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

γρήγορη σκέψη
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

vinnige denke
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

snabbt tänkande
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

rask tenkning
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of quick thinking

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «QUICK THINKING»

The term «quick thinking» is regularly used and occupies the 89.297 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «QUICK THINKING» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about quick thinking

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QUOTES WITH «QUICK THINKING»

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Billy Evans
Stealing home is one of the most sensational plays in baseball. If the run thus scored is the winning tally, the play is, of course, all the more thrilling. It is a play that requires a lot of quick thinking to bring about a successful completion. The chap who has slow moving feet and a slower moving brain had better never try to steal home.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «QUICK THINKING»

Discover the use of quick thinking in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to quick thinking and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Quick Thinking on Your Feet
A practical guide to help you bring clear and critical thinking to any situation.
Valerie Pierce, 2003
2
One Hundred and One Quick-thinking Games and Riddles for ...
Provides games and riddles aimed at improving critical thinking, creativity, math skills, logic, verbal skills, and memory.
Allison Bartl, 2007
3
Thinking, Fast and Slow
Major New York Times bestsellerWinner of the National Academy of Sciences Best Book Award in 2012Selected by the New York Times Book Review as one of the best books of 2011A Globe and Mail Best Books of the Year 2011 TitleOne of The ...
Daniel Kahneman, 2011
4
Quick Wits
The three most important aspects of critical thinking — quick thinking, creative thinking, and analytical thinking — are covered by a series of skill-building exercises. Quick Thinking. What enables one person to respond to an unexpected ...
Marlene Caroselli, 1998
5
50 Puzzles for Quick Thinking: How to Think
Responding well to unexpected developments is a skill we can all learn, and this simple-to-use guide provides tips on how to stay calm under pressure and how to manage competing demands on your time.
Charles Phillips, 2010
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The Critical Thinking Toolkit: Spark Your Team's Creativity ...
The three most important aspects of critical thinking—quick thinking, creative thinking, and analytical thinking—are covered by a series of skill-building exercises. Quick Thinking. What enables one person to respond to an unexpected prompt ...
Marlene Caroselli, 2011
7
Quick Thinking: Critical and Creative Thinking Challenges, ...
Critical and creative thinking activities for teachers who want students to make the most of every minute in the classroom.
Beverly Cunningham, 1992
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Beyond the Bodyguard: Proven Tactics and Dynamic Strategies ...
Why is observa- tion and aware- nesscritical for aCPO? Quick thinking and adaptability The ability of a CPO to be able to think laterally and problem solve un - der pressure is vital to the protection initiative. The capability to blend into different ...
Gavriel Schneider, 2009
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Quick Thinking
Tyler and John are playing with their remote control cars in the park. Faye and David are on the beach. They see a man take a woman's bag and run to the park. How can they all help the woman?
Rob Waring, 2006
10
Pocket Posh Quick Thinking: 50 Brain-Training Puzzles
If you want to boost your brain's performance and learn how to think clearly and effectively in any situation, read this book and tackle these puzzles.
The Puzzle Society, 2014

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «QUICK THINKING»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term quick thinking is used in the context of the following news items.
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Quick-thinking boy, 6, saves grandmother's life, police say
BOSTON —A 6-year-old West Roxbury boy is being hailed a hero after police say his quick thinking saved his grandmother's life. Liam and his 2-year-old sister ... «WCVB Boston, Jul 15»
2
NZ@Noon: Gutted memories and quick-thinking hero
If it was not for the quick thinking of a Rotorua retailer, this "grateful" man would be "floating in the sky". A Whangarei mum is "gutted" after a fire destroyed "60 ... «New Zealand Herald, Jun 15»
3
Quick thinking chef stopped wedding party going up in flames
A quick-witted chef and favourable winds saved a newly-wed couple's ... “I think some of the guests thought our turning out was all part of the entertainment. «Bedford Today, Jun 15»
4
Toddler saved by mother's quick thinking
... walk around the. station is really nice to see. LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) -. A toddler is alive and well thanks to the quick response of La Crosse firefighters. «Channel3000.com - WISC-TV3, Jun 15»
5
Quick thinking hostage calls police via online pizza delivery
Treadway used quick-thinking to persuade her hostage-taker to allow her to order pizza, briefly regaining access to her phone. Cunningly, she was able to ... «We Live Security, May 15»
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Victim's quick thinking ends alleged kidnapping in Sugar Land
He says he jumped from the vehicle with his hands up so that the officer would not think he was a threat. As he did, apparently the gunman then ran away. «KTRK-TV, May 15»
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Woman's quick thinking saves man's life after heart attack
Woman's quick thinking saves man's life after heart attack - KCTV5 ... Woman's quick thinking saves man's life after heart attack ... What do you think? Terms of ... «KCTV Kansas City, Apr 15»
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Officer's quick thinking likely saved lives
The quick thinking of a New York police officer likely saved lives on Sunday. Officer Brian Eidens of the Long Beach Police Department drove his cruiser in the ... «KRDO, Mar 15»
9
Firefighters credit elderly man's quick thinking for containing blaze
The man was using the bathroom when he heard the smoke alarm and found his bedroom on fire. He quickly shut the door to contain it, but needed some help ... «WNYT, Mar 15»
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Quick-thinking bus driver hailed as a hero after he rescued fire victim …
A quick-thinking bus driver rescued a man trapped in a blazing building – by using his .... great thinking. 0. 56 ... Quick thinking, sensible, switched on, Yes. «Daily Mail, Feb 15»

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