right off

adverb

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 But this recent sighting, right off the northwest coast of the Antarctic Peninsula, is the furthest south the species has ever been documented—and a reminder of the growing threat that invasive species pose to Antarctica’s fragile ecosystem, especially as the climate continues to warm. Popular Science, 15 Feb. 2024 And then some young Turk comes along who's not in a routine and can knock you right off your perch. Robert B. Tucker, Forbes, 13 Feb. 2024 Since then, she's racked up awards (including the Patty Kazmaier Award, given to the best player in the NCAA) and played for Team USA, with a host of medals, before landing on Team Minnesota right off the bat. Sean Neumann, Peoplemag, 24 Jan. 2024 No one is suggesting people buzz right off with their actual emergencies, at rest stops or anywhere else. Carolyn Hax, Washington Post, 17 Jan. 2024 Settled right off the Rickenbacker Causeway, Sailboards Miami gives you access to paddle to the backyard of Vizcaya for some beautiful views of the museum and gardens. Miami Staff, Miami Herald, 30 Jan. 2024 For the first time ever, the Big Game will be held at Allegiant Stadium, a newer venue right off the famed Las Vegas Strip that opened in 2020. Skyler Caruso, Peoplemag, 29 Jan. 2024 Be careful not to go too close to the water’s edge, as the sludge will suck the shoes right off your feet. Soumya Karlamangla, New York Times, 29 Nov. 2023 But this is the first production model which nods to the custom builders right off the bat. Charlie Thomas, Robb Report, 23 Jan. 2024 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1771, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of right off was in 1771

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“Right off.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/right%20off. Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

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