Definition of 'instant'
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What happened next was an instant hit on social media. Times, Sunday Times (2017)The simple artificial flower became an instant hit. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It will mean an instant ban for new drivers as that is their limit during their first two years. The Sun (2016)I reckon yours is an instant classic. The Sun (2016)He landed his first chat show in 1971 and brought a no-nonsense attitude to the celebrity interview that proved an instant hit. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The opportunity to justify was sufficient protection for employers in the circumstances of the instant case. Times, Sunday Times (2010)And failure in any one segment of the course means an instant return to their original unit. AT HOME WITH THE QUEEN: The Inside Story of the Royal Household (2002)The outstanding moments of the sketch comedy feel like instant classics. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The fax is already being used for "instant" direct mail. Basic Marketing. Principles and Practice (1986)We always hoped it would be something instant and easy. Christianity Today (2000)We live in a time of instant gratification. The Sun (2011)They are instant hits that involve almost no cooking. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Then the guy who promoted me left and his replacement took an instant dislike to me. The Sun (2013)She has not discovered that differences do not mean instant disapproval. Beyond Chaotic Eating (1993)Such special circumstances did exist in the instant case. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The next instant something leaped into the room. The Princess and the Goblin (1872)Perhaps my most vivid horsey memory is one that took place in a single instant of time. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The two men took an instant dislike to each other. The American Nation: A History of the United States to 1877 (1995)It means she faces instant arrest if caught with the drug again. The Sun (2010)In the instant cases the sentences were to be upheld. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The fridge was supplied with a pint of milk and there was instant coffee and tea bags by the kettle. Times, Sunday Times (2010)But the return has been instant. The Sun (2012)To my mind an instant classic. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Today we live in a skinny latte world and instant coffee won't do. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It's the one thing you can use to add instant polish. Times, Sunday Times (2013)She was an instant, huge hit with designers and fans. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Biscuits, kettle and a few precious sachets of instant coffee. The Sun (2013)The model was an instant hit and returned the then lossmaking Porsche back to profitability. The Sun (2014)
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Translations for 'instant'
British English: instant /ˈɪnstənt/ ADJECTIVE
You use instant to describe something that happens immediately.
He took an instant dislike to the woman.
- American English: instant
- Arabic: سَرِيعٌ
- Brazilian Portuguese: imediato
- Chinese: 立即的
- Croatian: trenutačan
- Czech: okamžitý
- Danish: øjeblikkelig
- Dutch: onmiddellijk
- European Spanish: instantáneo
- Finnish: välitön
- French: instantané
- German: sofortig
- Greek: στιγμιαίος
- Italian: istantaneo
- Japanese: 即座の
- Korean: 즉시의
- Norwegian: umiddelbar
- Polish: nagły
- European Portuguese: imediato
- Romanian: imediat
- Russian: мгновенный
- Spanish: instantáneo
- Swedish: omedelbar
- Thai: ทันทีทันใด
- Turkish: anında
- Ukrainian: миттєвий
- Vietnamese: lập tức
British English: instant NOUN
An instant is an extremely short period of time.
For an instant, she was tempted to flee.
Definition of instant from the Collins English Dictionary
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