right - definition and synonyms


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  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.

  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.

  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.