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adjective urgent pronunciation in American English /ˈɜrdʒənt/
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    urgent things are things that you need to deal with immediately
    He had some urgent business to attend to.
    The problem is becoming increasingly urgent.
    in urgent need of something: The refugees are in urgent need of food.
    urgent message/appeal/call: His newspaper published an urgent appeal to stop the killing.
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      used about things that are being done quickly in order to deal with a serious problem
      urgent aid to flood victims
      an urgent review of safety procedures
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 urgent pronunciation in American English adverb
New facilities are urgently needed.
A man was waving urgently.
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