right off

adverb

Definition of right off

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Examples of right off in a Sentence

he had just gotten married when he was shipped right off to war
Recent Examples on the Web Less handsy is the curry goat, but the bone-in hunks will slide right off in your mouth, leaving you to pull clean-stripped shards for deposit on your side plate (or the corner of your takeaway box). Amy Drew Thompson, orlandosentinel.com, "Rite Season Jamerican Cuisines brings subtle fusion, complex flavor to Sanford | Review," 6 May 2021 Some did and, not to their credit, some did not or took them right off again after the guard had moved on. Warren Shoulberg, Forbes, "A Few Days In Las Vegas Shows Comeback Is In The Cards," 15 Apr. 2021 The longest, measuring 420 feet by 36 feet, was designed in the 18th century as a triage center for seamen, who could be carried right off their boats into surgery. WSJ, "An Idyllic Summer Retreat on the Mediterranean’s Most Laid-Back Isle," 24 Apr. 2021 Marvel fans might spot two problems right off the bat, but both can be explained with ease. Chris Smith, BGR, "Disney+ just got the Spider-Man deal you’ve been waiting for," 22 Apr. 2021 Skip the engraving and send her a message that will beam right off her finger. Paige Reddinger, Robb Report, "13 Beautiful Pieces of High-End Jewelry to Treat Your Mom This Mother’s Day," 22 Apr. 2021 Nestled right off the coast of Oregon at the mouth of the Siuslaw River is Florence, a small town with a lot going on. Evie Carrick, Travel + Leisure, "7 Best Small Towns on the West Coast for Wine Tasting, Whale Watching, and Beautiful Views," 18 Apr. 2021 This elegant, exceptional, historic 1919 home located right off the Sunset Strip has been renovated, remodeled, restored and updated to stunning perfection - no expense spared - with the finest taste by a Hollywood filmmaker. Los Angeles Times, "Historic 1919 Home," 17 Apr. 2021 Chalk it up to basic risk aversion: Being able to lean on an existing feed offers some amount of guarantee and predictability around listenership right off the bat, which means that the publisher can sell ads against the show from day one. Nicholas Quah, Vulture, "Welcome (Back) to Depresh Mode," 13 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of right off

1771, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of right off was in 1771

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11 May 2021

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“Right off.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/right%20off. Accessed 14 May. 2021.

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