Swift to take revenge.
An example of SWIFT is a series of cash management services offered to their members - SWIFTNet Bulk Payments, SWIFTNet Cash Reporting, and SWIFTNet Exceptions and Investigations.
When a person runs very quickly, this is an example of a situation where his run might be described as swift.
A swift retort.
Origin of swift
- Middle English from Old English
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English, from Old English swift (“swift, quick"), from Proto-Germanic *swiftaz (“swift, quick"), from Proto-Indo-European *(s)weip-, *(s)weib- (“to twist, wind around"). Cognate with Icelandic svipta (“to pull quickly"), Old English swÄ«fan (“to revolve, sweep, wend, intervene"). More at swivel.