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Happening or done quickly, suddenly or immediately - synonyms or related words

suddenly

adverb

quickly and without any warning

immediately

adverb

very quickly and without delay

at once

immediately

straight away

adverb

immediately

promptly

adverb

immediately

on-the-spot

adjective

done or happening immediately

headlong

adjective

happening or done very quickly and without careful thought

right now

immediately

straight

adverb

directly and immediately

on the spur of the moment

if you do something on the spur of the moment, you do it suddenly and do not take time to plan it or think carefully about it

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moonbow

a rainbow produced when water droplets in the air reflect light from the moon rather than the sun

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platform capitalism

a way of doing business that involves recruiting large numbers of people who work for themselves using the company's platform, as used by companies such as Uber, Deliveroo and the like

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