Definition of 'urgent'
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Example sentences containing 'urgent'
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We need urgent investment to continue to provide the quality of care people deserve. The Sun (2017)This also needs an urgent appointment with a brain specialist. The Sun (2016)The infrastructure of the whole system is in need of some urgent investment. Times, Sunday Times (2017)This humanitarian crisis needs urgent action. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Given the skilful divers around, it certainly is an urgent matter. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The Government must take urgent action and commit to funding schools sufficiently. The Sun (2017)MPs warn that without urgent action, home ownership could become a preserve of the rich. The Sun (2016)If he comes in my direction I find something urgent to do out the back. The Sun (2016)Experts have warned of'catastrophic failure' in the next ten years without urgent action. The Sun (2017)Two needed urgent treatment but most had minor cuts and bruises. Times, Sunday Times (2015)You need urgent medical attention because it can make you very ill very quickly. The Sun (2016)This is a matter of urgent national security. The Sun (2016)The service is in urgent need of reform. Times, Sunday Times (2008)This is why urgent action must be taken. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Its basic pretext is that narrative is not enough when there is something urgent to say. Times, Sunday Times (2009)They can be very distressing and need urgent medical attention. The Sun (2015)All the leaders acknowledge that the matter is exceedingly urgent. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Still has an urgent need for a right back. Times, Sunday Times (2008)It is a wholly unsatisfactory situation and requires urgent action. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The home secretary needs to get an urgent grip of this case. Times, Sunday Times (2012)These symptoms need urgent attention from your doc. The Sun (2015)It has the right to know the brutal details of a system in urgent need of reform. Times, Sunday Times (2006)It called for urgent action to tackle the problem. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Are we the least bit urgent about getting that message out? Christianity Today (2000)These draw attention to urgent individual problems in the industry. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Such an increase would mean an increased exposure to radiation of populations whose health is a matter of urgent public policy. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The problems he had identified needed urgent action, he said. Times, Sunday Times (2010)She'd walked a long way in search of a hospital and needed urgent help. The Sun (2015)Urgent as matters seem, pause for long enough to savour these. Times, Sunday Times (2010)A significant proportion of those needed urgent surgery. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Unless there's something urgent happening. Times, Sunday Times (2015)There's something deeper, something more urgent. Times, Sunday Times (2009)An NHS England spokeswoman said the number of cancelled urgent ops remains low. The Sun (2015)
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Translations for 'urgent'
British English: urgent /ˈɜːdʒənt/ ADJECTIVE
If something is urgent, it needs to be dealt with as soon as possible.
...an urgent need for food and water.
- American English: urgent
- Arabic: عَاجِل
- Brazilian Portuguese: urgente
- Chinese: 紧急的
- Croatian: hitan
- Czech: naléhavý
- Danish: presserende
- Dutch: urgent
- European Spanish: urgente
- Finnish: kiireellinen
- French: urgent
- German: dringend
- Greek: επείγων
- Italian: urgente
- Japanese: 緊急の
- Korean: 긴급한
- Norwegian: presserende
- Polish: pilny
- European Portuguese: urgente
- Romanian: urgent
- Russian: срочный
- Spanish: urgente
- Swedish: brådskande
- Thai: ที่จำเป็นเร่งด่วน
- Turkish: ivedi
- Ukrainian: терміновий
- Vietnamese: khẩn cấp
Definition of urgent from the Collins English Dictionary
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