abduction, accomplished fact, accomplishment, achievement, act, acta, action, ad hoc measure, adventure, answer, apprehension, arrest, arrestation, art, artful dodge, artifice, blind, blow, breath, capture, catch, catching, chicanery, collaring, conspiracy, contrivance, countermove, course of action, crack, craft, cute trick, dealings, deceit, deed, demarche, design, device, dodge, doing, doings, dragnet, effort, endeavor, enterprise, expedient, exploit, fait accompli, fakement, feat, feint, fetch, flash, forcible seizure, gambit, game, gest, gimmick, go, grab, grabbing, grift, half a jiffy, half a mo, half a second, half a shake, hand, handiwork, hold, improvisation, instant, intrigue, jiff, jiffy, job, jugglery, jury-rig, jury-rigged expedient, kidnapping, knavery, last expedient, last resort, last shift, little game, makeshift, maneuver, means, measure, microsecond, millisecond, minute, moment, move, nabbing, operation, overt act, passage, performance, picking up, pis aller, plot, ploy, power grab, prehension, proceeding, production, racket, red herring, res gestae, resort, resource, running in, ruse, scheme, sec, second, seizure, seizure of power, shake, shake-up, shift, sleight, snatch, snatching, solution, split second, step, stopgap, stratagem, strategy, stroke, stroke of policy, stunt, subterfuge, tactic, taking in, taking into custody, temporary expedient, thing, thing done, tick, tour de force, transaction, trice, trick, trickery, trump, turn, twink, twinkle, twinkling, twitch, two shakes, undertaking, wile, wily device, wink, work, working hypothesis, working proposition, works
plan, scheme, design, project, proposal, proposition, suggestion, resolution, motion, precaution, deep- laid plan, system, organization, germ, sketch, skeleton, outline, draught, draft, ebauche, brouillon, rough cast, rough draft, draught copy, copy, proof, revise, drawing, scheme, schematic, graphic, chart, flow chart (representation), forecast, program, programme, prospectus, carte du pays, card, bill, protocol, order of the day, list of agenda, bill of fare, base of operations, platform, plank, slate, ticket, role, policy, contrivance, invention, expedient, receipt, nostrum, artifice, device, pipelaying, stratagem, trick, alternative, loophole, shift, last shift, measure, step, stroke, stroke of policy, master stroke, trump card, court card, cheval de bataille, great gun, coup
d'etat, clever stroke, bold stroke, good move, good hit, good stroke, bright thought, bright idea, intrigue, cabal, plot, conspiracy, complot, machination, subplot, underplot, counterplot, schemer, schemist, schematist, strategist, machinator, projector, artist, promoter, designer, conspirator, intrigant, planned, strategic, strategical, planning, prepared, in course of preparation, under consideration, on the tapis, on the carpet, on the floor.
action, performance, doing perpetration, exercise, excitation, movement, operation, evolution, work, labor, praxis, execution, procedure, handicraft, business, agency, deed, act, overt act, stitch, touch, gest transaction, job, doings, dealings, proceeding, measure, step, maneuver, bout, passage, move, stroke, blow, coup
de main, coup
d'etat, tour de force, feat, exploit, achievement, handiwork, workmanship, manufacture, stroke of policy, actor, doing, acting, in action, in harness, on duty, in operation, in the act, in the midst of, in the thick of, red-handed, in flagrante delicto, while one's hand is in, action is eloquence, actions speak louder than words, actum aiunt ne agas, awake, arise, or be forever fall'n, dii pia facta vident, faire sans dire, fare fac, fronte capillata post est occasio calva, our deeds are sometimes better than our thoughts, the great end of life is not knowledge but action, thought is the soul of act, vivre-ce nest pas respirer c'est agir, we live in deeds not years.
instantaneity, instantaneousness, immediacy, suddenness, abruptness, moment, instant, second, minute, twinkling, trice, flash, breath, crack, jiffy, coup
, burst, flash of lightning, stroke of time, epoch, time, time of day, time of night, hour, minute, very minute, very time, very hour, present time, right time, true time, exact correct time, instantaneous, momentary, sudden, immediate, instant, abrupt, discontinuous, precipitous, precipitant, precipitate, subitaneous, hasty, quick as thought, quick as lightning, quick as a flash, rapid as electricity, speedy, quick, fast, fleet, swift, lively, blitz, rapid (velocity), instantaneously, in no time, in less than no time, presto, subito, instanter, suddenly, at a stroke, like a shot, in a moment, in the blink of an eye, in the twinkling of an eye, in a trice, in one's tracks, right away, toute a l'heure, at one jump, in the same breath, per saltum, uno saltu, at once, all at once, plump, slap, at one fell swoop, at the same instant, immediately, extempore, on the moment, on the spot, on the spur of the moment, no sooner said than done, just then, slap-dash, touch and go, no sooner said than done.