Definitions for on the spot

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. on-the-spot(a), on-the-scene(a)(adverb)

    at the scene of action

    "an on-the-spot reporter"; "on-the-spot inspections"; "an on-the scene newscast"

  2. on the spot(adverb)

    without delay or immediately

    "we hired her on the spot"; "thought they were going to shoot us down on the spot"

  3. on the spot(adverb)

    in a difficult situation

    "that question really put him on the spot"

  4. on the spot(adverb)

    at the place in question; there

    "they were on the spot when it happened"; "it had to be decided by the man on the spot"

Wiktionary

  1. on the spot(Adverb)

    At that very moment; right away.

  2. on the spot(Adverb)

    Having to answer or decide without warning or preparation.

  3. on the spot(Adverb)

    In a particular place.


Translations for on the spot

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • paikan päällä, tiukille, siinä paikassa, saman tien, paikallaFinnish
  • sur place, sur-le-champFrench
  • anns a' bhad, sa bhadScottish Gaelic
  • sul posto, subito, immediatamenteItalian
  • praesto, illico, ilicoLatin
  • на ме́сте, ту́т же, неме́дленно, сразуRussian
  • på fläckenSwedish

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