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adjective urgent pronunciation in American English /ˈɜrdʒənt/
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  1. 1
    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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    1. a.
      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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  2. 2
    expressing the feeling of wanting something very much or wanting it immediately

    Jean spoke, her voice low and urgent.

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 urgent pronunciation in American English adverb

A man was waving urgently.

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