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swith

or swithe

[swith] /swɪθ/
adverb
1.
Chiefly British Dialect. immediately; quickly.
verb (used with object)
2.
Scot. to hurry; hasten.
Origin of swith
900
before 900; Middle English (adv.), Old English swīthe strongly, equivalent to swīth strong (cognate with German geschwind, Old Norse svinnr fast, Gothic swinths strong) + -e adv. suffix
Related forms
swithly, adverb
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