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"


  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

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

on the spot

at once

She liked it so much that she bought it on the spot; (also adjective) an on-the-spot decision.

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