soon - definition and synonyms

 
 
 
adverb 

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/suːn/
comparativesooner
superlativesoonest
  1. 1
    within a short time from now

    If we don’t leave soon, we’re going to miss our bus.

    Mum phoned to say she’d be home soon.

    pretty soon:

    If he doesn’t show up pretty soon, I’m leaving.

    1. a.
      after a short amount of time
      soon after something:

      Danny supposedly showed up at the party soon after we left.

  2. 2
    quickly

    How soon can this package be delivered to Brussels?

    as soon as possible:

    Helen wants you to call her back as soon as possible.

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