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Definition of quick noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

quick

 noun
noun
NAmE//kwɪk//
 
the quick [singular]
 
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  • the soft, sensitive flesh that is under your nails She has bitten her nails down to the quick.
  • Idioms
    cut somebody to the quick
     
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    to upset someone very much by doing or saying something unkind His accusations cut me to the quick.
    See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: quick