right away


: without delay or hesitation : immediately

Examples of right away in a Sentence

you need to have this fixed right away
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Word History

First Known Use

1749, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of right away was in 1749

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“Right away.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/right%20away. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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right away

: without delay : immediately

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