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interjection     right pronunciation in American English
  1. 1
    used for saying that you agree with a statement or accept a suggestion or an order

    “Get some more milk when you’re out.” “Right.”

    1. a.
      spoken used for saying that you disagree completely with a statement or do not intend to accept a suggestion or an order

      “He said he’ll be here on time.” “Yeah, right. Like last time.”

  2. 2
    used for asking whether what you have said is correct

    You told everyone about tomorrow’s meeting, right?

  3. 4
    used for saying that you have finished one thing and are going to do something else

    Right, let’s try another approach.

  4. 5
    used in an informal way for checking that someone is paying attention and understands what you are saying

    I was coming home, right, about 12 o’clock, and I saw him running off.

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a description of an economic or political situation based on analysis of information at the present time

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an unregulated form of capitalism that features financial deregulation, privatisation and low tax for high earners

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