- right away
- adverb1. without delay or hesitation; with no time intervening (Freq. 10)-
he answered immediately-
found an answer straightaway-
an official accused of dishonesty should be suspended forthwith-
Come here now!• Syn:↑immediately, ↑instantly, ↑straightaway, ↑straight off, ↑directly, ↑now, ↑at once, ↑forthwith, ↑like a shot2. at once (usually modifies an undesirable occurrence)-
he promptly forgot the address• Syn: ↑promptly
* * *adverb
said he couldn't do the job right away — H.B.Hough
sign you on right away — H.A.Chippendale
* * *right away1. Straightaway, immediately2. Without delay• • •Main Entry: ↑right
* * *right away phraseimmediately
She called and asked me to come over right away.Thesaurus: happening or done quickly, suddenly or immediatelysynonymMain entry: right
* * *immediately
* * *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.• • •Main Entry: ↑right
* * *right aˈway/ˈoff idiomimmediately; 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.