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adverb right pronunciation in British English /raɪt/
  1. 1
    Their office is right in the middle of town.
    The keys were right here a minute ago.
    ‘Am I late?’ ‘No, you’re right on time.’
    right behind/in front of: Don’t worry – I’m right behind you.
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  2. 2
    I knew right from the start we were going to have problems.
    right after/before: He arrived right after me.
  3. 3
    all the way
    right up/down: The water came right up to our knees.
    right through: My foot went right through the floorboards.
    right into/out of: The car swerved and went right into a wall.
  4. 4
    It’d gone right out of my mind until just now.
  5. 5
    in the direction of your right side
    Turn right at the corner.
  6. 6
    correctly, or accurately
    You did it right the first time.
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  7. 7
    in the way that you would normally hope something to be
    go right: Everything went just right and the party was a big success.
    do right (to do something): ‘You did right to call me,’ he said.
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