right away

adverb
1. without delay or hesitation; with no time intervening (Freq. 10)
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he answered immediately

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found an answer straightaway

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an official accused of dishonesty should be suspended forthwith

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Come here now!

Syn:
Derived from adjective: ↑immediate (for: ↑immediately)
2. at once (usually modifies an undesirable occurrence)
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he promptly forgot the address

Syn: ↑promptly

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adverb
: without delay or hesitation : at once : immediately, straightway

said he couldn't do the job right away — H.B.Hough

sign you on right away — H.A.Chippendale

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right away
1. Straightaway, immediately
2. Without delay
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Main Entry:right

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right away phrase
immediately

She called and asked me to come over right away.

Thesaurus: happening or done quickly, suddenly or immediatelysynonym
Main entry: right

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right (or straight) away (or informal off)
immediately

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right away (also right off)
: without delay or hesitation :immediately

Please send out this letter right away.

I could tell right off that he was lying.

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Main Entry:right

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right aˈway/ˈoff idiom
immediately; without delay

I want it sent right away.

I told him right off what I thought of him.

Main entry:rightidiom

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • right away — or {informal}[right off] also {informal}[right off the bat] {adv. phr.} Immediately; as the next thing in order; without delay. * /Phil s mother told him to do his homework right away so that he could enjoy the weekend./ * /The Red Cross aids… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • right away — or {informal}[right off] also {informal}[right off the bat] {adv. phr.} Immediately; as the next thing in order; without delay. * /Phil s mother told him to do his homework right away so that he could enjoy the weekend./ * /The Red Cross aids… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • right\ away — • right away • right off (the bat) informal • straight away adv. phr. Immediately; as the next thing in order; without delay. Phil s mother told him to do his homework right away so that he could enjoy the weekend. The Red Cross aids disaster… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • Right away — Right Right, adv. 1. In a right manner. [1913 Webster] 2. In a right or straight line; directly; hence; straightway; immediately; next; as, he stood right before me; it went right to the mark; he came right out; he followed right after the guide …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • right-away — a. (See right adv. 17.) …   Useful english dictionary

  • right away — index instantly Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • right away — immediately. She wanted to leave right away and not wait for her sister. You could tell right away that something was wrong …   New idioms dictionary

  • right away — adverb Very soon; quickly; immediately. This item is urgent, so please start on it right away. Syn: at once, forthwith, immediately, instantly, now …   Wiktionary

  • right away — we ll miss the bus if we don t leave right away Syn: at once, straightaway, now, right now, this minute, this very minute, this instant, immediately, instantly, directly, forthwith, without further ado, promptly, quickly, without delay, as soon… …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • right away — now, immediately, on the double, pronto    If you leave right away, you can get to school on time …   English idioms

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