Translation of right in Spanish:


correcto, adj.

Pronunciation /raɪt/ /rʌɪt/

See Spanish definition of correcto


  • 1

    (answer/interpretation/translation) correcto
    you made the right choice elegiste bien
    • you made the right decision by not telling her hiciste bien en no decírselo
    • are we going in the right direction? ¿vamos bien?
    • are you sure this is the right house? ¿estás seguro de que esta es la casa / de que es aquí?
    • make sure you put it back in the right box ten cuidado y ponlo en la caja que corresponde
    • did you press the right button? ¿apretaste el botón que debías?
    • you didn't press the right button te equivocaste de botón
    • do you have the right change? ¿tienes el cambio justo?
    • do you have the right time? ¿tienes hora (buena)?
    • are we on the right train? ¿no nos habremos equivocado de tren?
    • is that the right time? ¿está bien ese (or tu etc.) reloj?
    • Yes, yes, everything you say is right and true, but something about it just didn't quite cut it.
    • It would be much better for all of us if they just gave us the choice, and the right facts.
    • Did Hemingway know the right answer and not reveal it before taking his own life?
    • Inland Revenue has the expertise and can ask the right questions to get the right answers.
    • Those who had written the right answers were thrilled when each result was announced.
    • Perhaps the answer is that both answers are right, but it all depends on which way you want to look at it.
    • My short answer to that question is that there is no clearly right answer to it.
    • To have a shot at winning the prizes all you have to do is give us the right answer to this question.
    • Detailed answer feedback tells them what they got wrong, as well as highlighting the right answer.
    • The Speaker is not a quizmaster who decides whether the right answer has been given to a question.
    • For certain kinds of mathematical problem, computers have no short cuts to the right answer.
    • He drew pictures instead of making calculations, and somehow got the right answers.
    • Try a pop and movies quiz, with a prize for the child or group who gets the most answers right.
    • Public opinion is not always right, and it is frequently mistaken about military action.
    • Why would they wish to be seen as soft on drugs if they did not think their opinions were right?
    • In my opinion, however, that is not the right conclusion to be reached from those authorities.
    • While it is right that York is not preserved in formaldehyde, the sheer scale of development is troubling.
    • We do not allow people a second try on a second question when they have so absurdly got it right the first time round.
    • It's important to get the names of the various bits of our British islands and their inhabitants right.
    • Another reason I try to get my facts right is that putting ideas on paper gives them weight.
    • Not so, the masses are right to have their opinions and favourites - but that does not validate them.
    • In my opinion, the Judge was right in the decision which he reached on the Second Issue.
    • If the US is right, the doctrine is now established as part of the law of nations.
    • If we prove right in our judgments, that would bear out in how events transpire.
    • Two years there from now too, the German historians will accept that we're right.
    • Where she was not right was in justifying the higher rate poundage on lower rateable values in Scotland.
    • Again the government admitted, before the election, that its critics were right.
    • I narrowed my eyes at him but let out a sigh and resigned myself to the fact that he was right.
    • Socialist Review was right to say last month that confidence is beginning to return to the rank and file.
    • North and East Yorkshire councils are right to exercise caution in reopening rights of way.
    • North Yorkshire police are right to re-emphasise today that this is one of the safest places to live.
    • However strongly a person may feel that he or she is right, human memory is notoriously fallible.
    • If the government is right it has no reason to fear removing ministers entirely from the judgment process.
    • In this respect, the Sangh Parivar is quite right in saying that facts do not matter.
    • Manet thought his wife didn't fit into the picture; as a matter of fact he was probably right.
    • The effect on his colleagues would have been only mildly eased by the fact that Laplace was right!
    • I was sexually abused as a child by a relative and Mr Hearld is absolutely right, the effect never leaves you.
    • He is absolutely right in saying that local children would benefit as the nearest play park is at least half a mile away.
    • With the exception of Jonny Wilkinson's superb try in the third Test, he is absolutely right.
    • Mr Houseman is absolutely right to claim that the rateable system is unfair.
  • 2

    • 2.1

      to be right tener razón
      estar en lo cierto
      estar bien

      • you were right when you said that …
      • you'd like to borrow some money: am I right?
      • the customer is always right
      • how right she was!
      • I hope you're right
      • am I right or am I right?
      • what he said was right
      • if my calculations are right
      • the date is right
      • that can't be right!
      to be right about sth/sb tener razón en cuanto a algo/algn

      • she was right about Dan
      to be right in sth
      • am I right in thinking this has happened before?
      • you were right in suspecting her of dishonesty
      to be right to + inf
      • you're right to complain
      to get sth right
      • you got two answers right
      • I got his age right
      • did I get your name right?
      • I can't get the rhythm right
      • you should get your facts right before you criticize people
      • that's right: hold it firmly
      • I guess you're Bobby — that's right!
      • you know she's nearly 50? — is that right?
      • Alice agrees with me, isn't that right, Alice?
      • two o'clock tomorrow, right? — right!
      • you just shut up, right?
      • right you are, sir!

    • 2.2

      to put sb right sacar a algn del error
      • put me right if I'm wrong corrígeme / dime si me equivoco
      • I thought it was allowed but she soon put me right yo pensé que se podía pero ella enseguida me sacó del error
      • I'd have ended up in Watford if that policeman hadn't put me right si el policía no me hubiera indicado el camino, habría ido a parar a Watford
      • to put the clock right poner el reloj en hora

  • 3

    (good, suitable)
    (size/tool/attitude/word) adecuado
    (size/tool/attitude/word) apropiado
    it's important to roast it at the right temperature es importante asarlo a la temperatura adecuada
    • were the curtains the right length? ¿estaban bien de largo las cortinas?
    • the right side of the material el derecho de la tela
    • if the price is right si el precio es razonable
    • the color is just right el color es perfecto
    • the climate is just right for growing tomatoes el clima es ideal para el cultivo de tomates
    • this knife is just right for cutting vegetables este cuchillo es perfecto para cortar verduras
    • I like everything to be just right me gusta que todo esté perfecto
    • not now, I'm not in the right mood ahora no, no estoy de humor / no tengo ganas
    • I can't find the right key no encuentro la llave que corresponde
    • I doubt whether she did it for the right reasons dudo que lo haya hecho por los motivos debidos
    • she wasn't wearing the right clothes no estaba vestida para la ocasión
    • he knows all the right people tiene muy buenos contactos
    • you said all the right things dijiste todo lo que tenías que decir
    • this isn't the right time este no es el momento (apropiado)
    • you came just at the right time llegaste justo en el momento oportuno
    • I don't think she's the right person for the job no me parece que sea la persona adecuada / indicada para el trabajo
    • those shoes don't look right with the coat esos zapatos no quedan bien con el abrigo
    • he's still on the right side of forty todavía no tiene cuarenta
    • that job is just right for him el trabajo está hecho a su medida
    • that hat's just right for you ese sombrero te queda que ni pintado
    • is the stool the right height for you? ¿el taburete está bien de alto para ti?
    • they're just right for each other están hechos el uno para el otro
    • we want to do what is right for the child queremos hacer lo que sea mejor para el niño
    • this isn't the right climate for ferns este no es buen clima para los helechos
    • He knew exactly what everyone had to do, who had to run where to make the right pass for that situation.
    • If our attitude is right and everything goes according to plan, we could cause an upset.
    • Tourism in York was now at about the right level according to the chairman of the English Tourism Board.
    • On the surface it seems like the consultant had the right perspective of the situation.
    • Well, that's simply not the right way to think about the situation, according to Microsoft.
    • There is a fear that they made the right noises to calm the situation down and now it has all gone quiet.
    • She nodded back at me and turned so we were both facing in the right direction, towards which we began to walk.
    • He sounds just the right height to run the risk of encountering an accidental sharp elbow jab to the bridge of his nose.
    • He turned 29 three days ago and could probably do a job for England in the right conditions.
    • He argues that the two officers who had failed to make a match did so because they were not given the right conditions to do so.
    • It's easy to listen to, but difficult to perform with the right balance, sound and atmosphere.
    • He said people mistakenly believed that adding salt to water would create the right conditions.
    • The timing is right and the climatic conditions just perfect to try out some of the ideas we have.
    • Yesterday the various execs will all have sounded the right notes as they handled the various launches.
    • In the right conditions this is an incredible dive, but most of us found it terrifying on this occasion.
    • Just outside the forming neutron star conditions are right for this kind of nuclear alchemy.
    • I realised that despite my best moral efforts I had not been able to sound the right chord.
    • Part of being a truly smart person is to know which level is the right one at a given time.
    • His current slump in form, a rare happening again, has to be viewed in the right perspective.
    • It involves distorting an image so that it is unrecognisable unless viewed in the right way.
    • For me, he was the right man at the right moment, and it doesn't surprise me that he is heading their next World Cup bid.
    • He was an outstanding communicator who offered the right briefing at the right moment.
    • Only by getting to know oneself can one make the right choices at crucial moments, Lee said.
    • Something doesn't seem quite right at the very start of this disaster.
    • But honesty didn't seem right at the moment.
    • Making the right decisions will allow the team to perform at its best.
    • Sometimes it can be genuinely disabling without the right treatment, if a nerve is trapped or a disc is bulging.
    • She was very calm, knew what she was doing and brought it to the attention of the right authorities.
    • I suspect the firefighters would accept such a deal if it were presented in the right way.
    • Colin said that he would be keen to talk to anyone who thinks that they have the right kind of property in the area.
    • Most right-minded people accept that there's a right time and place for a firework display.
    • We would have to look at the prison rules and it would require a lot of work to achieve acceptance of people that this is the right way to go.
    • Deciding the property was right for them, they put in an offer on the spot.
    • Did they hold up in the face of criticism with the right combination of vulnerability and bravery?
    • The right exercises with the correct volumes and intensities will give you what you seek!
    • If you have the right elements at the right time, maybe it's true, anything can happen.
    • The style Maudslay employed is deliberately a little archaic, and in my judgement exactly right.
    • This goes beyond a matter of different opinions about who is right for the job.
    • The widow, who was 56 at the time, had been on plenty of dates but she still hadn't met the right man.
    • Bening plays the spirited Sue Barlow, a spinster who has waited to meet the right man.
  • 4

    (just, moral)
    to be right ser justo
    • what they did wasn't right lo que hicieron estuvo mal / no fue justo
    • it's not right to do this to people es injusto / no está bien que le hagan esto a la gente
    • it's right and proper es de justicia
    • What I'm saying is, is it actually right, is it morally the right reason to legalise the drug?
    • I believe a change would not only be right for the CIU, but also morally right.
    • This scenario no doubt raises questions as to whether it is morally right for a teacher to date a pupil.
    • To say a certain type of behaviour has evolved is not to say it is morally right.
    • If they can do it in a way that they feel is morally and ethically right, that's fine.
    • Rallies and legitimate demonstrations are right and proper ways of making their feelings known.
    • Conduct which is justified is right, or at least permissible, in the circumstances.
    • The company is certainly right not to allow its business decisions to be dictated by a single ratings agency.
    • Crucially, I also said he had done the right thing in recognising his errors and deciding to resign.
    • You have to decide what you believe is right and recognise it is a very heavy responsibility.
    • Readers may think I am wrong, but morally we must behave as though I was right.
    • When we follow our conscience, we weigh the arguments and do what we recognise to be right.
    • In all the circumstances, I do not think it would be right to allow Evans's conviction to stand.
    • We demonise those that do not accept the system yet never question whether the system is right.
    • She said that by not accepting the money, she would be admitting they were right.
    • It is enough to say that we have always contended that it is right and proper that that decision is in the hands of the judges.
    • I am satisfied, however, that it would be right to allow this evidence to go before the jury.
    • In a civilised society, it can't be right to allow vulnerable people to effectively starve to death.
    • Of course it is right that the legal profession should be accountable for its acts and defaults.
    • Supporters emphasise the fact that they are truly in love and it is right that they can finally be together.
  • 5

    • 5.1(in order)

      the steering isn't right la dirección no está bien
      • it's too quiet: something's not right hay demasiado silencio, algo pasa
      • something isn't right with the thermostat algo le pasa al termostato
      • what's wrong with it? — what's right with it? ¿qué le pasa? — ¡más bien di qué es lo que no le pasa!
      • to put sth right arreglar algo
      • they put right their earlier mistake subsanaron su error anterior
      • he thinks he can make everything right by apologizing se cree que con pedir perdón ya está todo arreglado

    • 5.2 informal (fit, healthy)


  • 6British informal

    (complete, utter)
    he's a right idiot es un idiota redomado / de marca mayor
    • he got himself into a right mess se metió en un tremendo lío
    • we got a right soaking nos empapamos
    • I'm having to eat it it with my hands now and I'm making a right mess of my keyboard, oh yes.
    • On top of nicking my biscuits they had also made a right mess when they made the tea.
    • Laois is in a right mess and it will take a lot more than Paudi Butler to sort it out.
    • At school Gareth looked a right mess.
    • The only aggressive magick I've done was directed towards a right cow in the last place I worked.
    • Looking back I suppose it was quite comical, we must have looked like a right old married couple.
  • 7

    (opposite of left)
    (side/ear/shoe) derecho
    take the next right turn tome la primera a la derecha
    • right turn! ¡media vuelta a la derecha!
    • The woman grasps his ankles and the man places his left hand over her hip and props his body up with his right arm.
    • She stood up, and balanced the basket on her hip though a stab of pain flashed up her body from her right leg.
    • The first outwardly visible sign of change is in the body's right foot which has begun to spasm and move at the ankle.
    • Use the same technique as above but add a twist, lifting your right shoulder towards the opposite knee.
    • She extended her right arm towards the dragon, her hand shaking slightly with fear.
    • Leave your hand on the wall and turn your body so the right hip and shoulder face the wall.
    • In doing this, I levered a rock quickly out from the top section and watched it plummet towards my right foot.
    • The youth was driven by ambulance to Lewisham Hospital with six puncture wounds around the right elbow.
    • He said forensic experts concentrated on the right shoe, which had four hairs.
    • After having them only a few weeks he noticed the pattern fading on the right shoe.
    • Lift your right shoulder off the mat and touch your left knee with your right elbow.
    • Pat began to have pains in her right hip and side and mild stomach upsets in January last year.
    • He had a swollen right orbit, a laceration over the right elbow, and bloody discharge from both nostrils.
    • A deformity in his right elbow has meant that he was up against great odds from the very beginning.
    • He flung the cigarette to the ground and squashed it slowly with the toe of his right shoe.
    • As to the ribs, Dr Williams found that Harry had suffered a fracture of the second right rib at the side under the armpit.
    • One year before admission his right kidney had been removed because of renal cancer.
    • He would grow increasingly frustrated and lose his temper because he could not use his right arm properly or hold a pen.
    • It was true; Beth's right foot was clad only in a pink sock with a hole in the toe.
    • It does mean, however, that a fast front crawl is as important as a strong right arm.


  • 1

    (correctly, well)
    (answer/pronounce) bien
    (answer/pronounce) correctamente
    I had guessed right había adivinado
    • she's not wearing the hat right no lleva bien puesto el sombrero
    • nothing goes right for them todo les sale mal
    • you did right to tell me this hiciste bien en decírmelo
    • Obviously, if everything goes right we've got time to paint the car and all.
    • If you expect to do everything right all of the time, then you can't afford to have a sense of humour.
    • He tells me what he thinks: where the Conservatives are going right or wrong, what is good or silly.
    • If you guess right you will appear to be a genius, if you guess wrong you will look foolish.
    • Well, dirty or not, and doing it right or not, we in Ireland have well and truly woken up to sex.
    • The ship's control party did every thing exactly right even though they were hurt as well.
    • "The horse has done everything absolutely right today, " said Henderson.
    • She wouldn't let you do anything unless you did it absolutely right.
    • Because even if the media was doing things right, do you really think it can change the way things are?
    • I had some action, caught a couple of nice fish, so I must have done something right!
  • 2

    • 2.1(all the way, completely)

      the ball flew right over the fence la pelota fue a parar al otro lado de la valla
      • the road goes right along the coast la carretera bordea toda la costa
      • right from the start desde el principio
      • right down to the last details hasta el último detalle
      • he put it right at the back lo puso bien al fondo (de todo)
      • she filled it right up lo llenó hasta el borde
      • it's soaked right through está empapado
      • the bullet went right through the wall la bala atravesó la pared de lado a lado
      • they kept hoping right up until the last moment no perdieron las esperanzas hasta el último momento

    • 2.2(directly)

      they live in the apartment right above ours viven en el apartamento justo encima del nuestro
      • I live right next door vivo justo al lado
      • it's right in front of you lo tienes allí delante
      • the ball landed right in the puddle/on her head la pelota cayó justo en medio del charco/le dio en plena cabeza
      • he was right here/there estaba aquí mismo/allí mismo
      • right now ahora mismo
      • right then en ese preciso momento

    • 2.3(immediately)

      right after lunch inmediatamente después de comer
      • I got home and went right back out again llegué a casa y salí otra vez inmediatamente
      • I'll be right back vuelvo enseguida
      • no need to knock: go right in no hace falta llamar, entra directamente

    • 2.4British dialect

      it was right tasty estaba buenísimo / riquísimo
      • it's right cold in here! ¡qué frío hace aquí!

  • 3

    (to the right)
    (turn/face) a la derecha
    • You control shot direction by moving a joystick left or right in the direction you want to place it.
    • Walking through the hall, the eye is drawn left and right towards the side galleries.
    • I was driving a car in London, turning right from a side road into a one way system.
    • At the far side bear right and park where the road has become blocked with gravel.
    • At the car park entrance turn right along the road to return to the junction by the bridge over the river.
    • The marker posts lead under power lines to a hawthorn tree, where the path veers right, towards the ridge.
    • Walk up onto the bridge and turn right along the road back up into Settle.


  • 1

    • 1.1(entitlement)

      derecho masculine
      right to sth/+ inf derecho a algo/+ inf

      • the right to privacy
      • you had no right to ask her
      • the public has a/the right to know
      • it's your right to refuse
      right of sth derecho a algo

      • they refused her the right of reply
      • the title is his by right
      • by right of birth
      • by what right?
      • The right to privacy must be found to encompass the inner domain of thought.
      • Some claim that city surveillance is a violation of one's right to privacy.
      • Gibraltar and the Falkland Islands have the right to self-determination enshrined in their constitutions.
      • But I don't have the right to vote in the next U.S. election.
      • The educated have the right to vote, but they don't exercise it.
      • Neither the government nor Labor had any popular mandate to violate fundamental democratic rights.
      • The respondents in our sample do not agree with opposition to intellectual property rights advocated by the Open Source.
      • Only if the basic fundamental rights are protected can a country succeed and prosper.
      • She said that the experiment denied basic animal rights, and that the rats deserve free water.
      • "Security and regulation must benefit the user and protect their fundamental right to privacy, " she said.
      • Workers have been forced into seeking redress through exercising their individual legal rights rather than pursuing grievances through collective action.
      • Representatives of education reform and workers' rights groups also attended.
      • And it's hard to see how a Canadian court would uphold the aforementioned human rights abuses.
      • Her aim is to safeguard employee privacy rights in the face of growing employer snooping capabilities.
      • The respondent proceeded to exercise her right of appeal against the review decision of 26 November 2001.
      • They have to learn to respect the right of other citizens to hold a contrary opinion.
      • And what of the Prime Minister's attitude to workers' rights at home?
      • The government has launched a full-scale onslaught on public sector workers' pension rights.
      • Such conduct is part of every state's legitimate right of self-defense.
      • The rule had been interpreted in a way which hindered the prisoner's right of access to the court.

    • 1.2rights plural

      derechos masculine
      women's/workers' rights los derechos de la mujer/los trabajadores
      • grazing rights derechos de pasto
      • performing/translation rights derechos de representación/traducción
      • film rights derechos cinematográficos
      • to be within one's rights estar en su (or mi etc.) derecho

  • 2

    (what is correct)
    he doesn't know right from wrong no sabe distinguir lo que está bien de lo que está mal
  • 3

    • 3.1(opposite the left)

      derecha feminine
      can't you tell your left from your right? ¿no sabes cuál es tu izquierda y cuál tu derecha?
      • your cup is the one on the right tu taza es la de la derecha
      • to drive on the right manejar por la derecha
      • move the picture to the right corre el cuadro hacia la derecha
      • keep (to the) right mantenga su derecha
      • on / to the right of the president, on / to the president's right a la derecha del presidente
      • on / to my/your right a mi/tu derecha
      • from right to left de derecha a izquierda
      • It took me a while to start it because the ignition was on the left side instead of the right.
      • The second shot requires to be hit over the cross bunkers avoiding the River West Water on the right.
      • The picture was brought in by Bill Cordukes, who can be seen on the second row from the front on the right.
      • From the Durrow approach a new wall has been completed to the right in front of house at the cross roads.
      • His new hair is reminiscent of a young Clark Gable, with a side parting slicked over to the right.
      • Hedgerows and fields make up the left hand side of the path with the old canal on the right.
      • On the extreme left, a featureless female sits at a table; another loiters outside on the right.
      • Worse than that there is a right turn arrow painted on that one lane, for a side road going off to the right.
      • The leaf on the left was collected in Antarctica, and those on the right from South Africa.
      • Cross the road in front of it and join a main path from the right which leads to a wood through a kissing gate along the banks of Blea Tarn.
      • Clench your right fist and draw it back to your side, the back of your hand to the right.
      • There are three fixing points, two on the left hand side and one on the right.
      • This can affect the ribs, which become prominent on one side, usually on the right.
      • Then, all at once, the ship jerked to one side, causing the entire room to tilt to the right.
      • There is a small bar area to the left as you walk inside and then the main dining room to the right.
      • At the end of the loch, the track turns sharp left, in front of Lochan Dubh, before bearing round to the right.
      • For example, one might be to the right and the other directly upwards, as shown in Figure 21.
      • The green drops away on the left hand side, there is a big bunker on the right and trees all around.
      • In the picture above, the entrance door is to the right and a makeshift extension to the front houses the kitchen.
      • There is a long symbolic tradition in Ethiopia of movement towards the right or to the east.

    • 3.2(right turn)

      take the next right tome la próxima a la derecha
      • to make a right girar / torcer / doblar a la derecha
      • to take a right girar / torcer / doblar a la derecha

    • 3.3Sport

      (hand) derecha feminine
      (blow) derechazo masculine
      • Instead he countered with two lefts to the body, a right to the head and a left to the jaw.

  • 4

    • 4.1(right wing)

      the right la derecha
      • she is to the right of her colleagues es más derechista que sus compañeros
      • It's funny how bothered the Right gets about any large leftist demo, perhaps feeling a little threatened.
      • The Right has done a wonderful job of making themselves seem like the victim when they are the ones running the show.
      • What is difficult to understand is why so much deference is paid to the threats from the Right.
      • Unfortunately, many on both the Right and the Left cannot seem to make that separation.
      • The brilliance of the Right was in wildly and irresponsibly staking outrageous positions.
      • So the stock market will perform better when the Left is in the wilderness and the Right is in the Oval Office.
      • One is never enough because the Left is going to distort the facts just as much as the Right.
      • It all depends on whether the smaller parties are on the Left or the Right.
      • The parties of the Left and of the Right are in conflict because they both aim at supreme power.
      • The family crisis widely accepted on the Right as well as the Left is an optical illusion.
      • Propagandists and perpetrators were not only from the far Right, but also from the Left.
      • On the other hand, the roots of the hysteria of the Right go far beyond nationalism and national security.
      • The Orleanist monarchy had to weather a challenge from the Right as well as from the Left.
      • The years of independence have taught both the soft Left and the Right that there are no simple processes.
      • For one thing, this is a whiskery, reflexive old incantation of the Right, that long ago lost any very vivid meaning.
      • As an aside, I'm still trying to work out the logic of this shift to the Right.
      • What the Right has been so effective at doing is moving the culture in their direction.
      • This attitude alone explains a lot about why the Right has gotten hold of the airwaves as effectively as it has.
      • The Left can no longer afford to get wrapped up in the Right's way of framing issues.

    • 4.2also the Right(body of people)

      la derecha
      the Right is / are divided la derecha está dividida

transitive verb

  • 1

    (set upright)
    • She was a little dizzy from being righted to a standing position and Wrenn steadied her.
    • The boat capsized once but righted itself in minutes.
    • With a practised flip, he righted the dinghy and held it steady while we clambered aboard.
    • Luckily, the boat righted itself after two minutes.
    • The elevator was plummeting and then righted itself.
    • Emergency and environmental services spent most of yesterday clearing up the spillage with low expansion foam before the vehicle could be righted using specialist lifting gear.
    • After what seemed like five or ten minutes, the plane righted itself and the pilot came on the intercom saying that a ‘nasty man’ had tried to crash the plane.
    • When I was sure the boat had righted itself I opened up the hatch and got out onto the deck.
    • It righted itself and began to head for Washington again.
    • Traffic crews then had to block all but one lane of the bridge while the crane righted the container.
    • There were no injuries and the vehicle was safely righted shortly afterwards.
    • As we righted our machines the bus arrived and I'd never seen people move as fast.
    • Made of lightweight rip-proof nylon, the sturdy design is claimed to be resistant to strong winds, but can be easily righted if inverted.
    • The organisers and planners spent nerve-wracking minutes as Perth went against all planning, going down stern first and initially listed alarmingly to port, before righting herself.
    • Over the weekend, a team of navy divers, engineers and foreign consultants injected nitrogen into flooded compartments, partly righting it, Petrobras said.
    • A few stinging shots flayed part of the hull, sending both Serge and Allicia tumbling around as the ship arched threateningly, before righting itself.
    • As I continue with kayaking, I am becoming more proficient at righting my kayak and feeling more in control of my actions, more knowledgeable and less disoriented.
    • The plane wasn't righting itself as it usually did.
    • Faith nodded soundlessly as her saviour lifted her to her feet as if she weighed nothing, before releasing her so abruptly she staggered a little before righting herself once more.
    • And if none of that worked, I'd go about the business of righting the ship.
    • It fell back down to the ground and immediately began to right itself again.
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    (put in order)
    • The harsh figures fly in the face of the bland assurances by certain economists and politicians that the US economy was righting itself after a temporary setback early in the year.
    • In the long run, such a change has the promise of both righting the economy and undoing social wrongs.
    • Given the progress that businesses have already made and the improving fundamentals for growth, the industrial sector - and the overall economy - may not be too far from righting itself.
    • He righted his ruffled cloak, straightened his wrinkled shirt, and glared white hot anger at me.
    • The foundation problems were solved, the grain elevator was righted, and it is still in use.
    • In our RSB initiative we endorse the NC as a place to personally begin, or continue, the long journey of righting relations with the Earth.
    • The righting of relationships in the whole community was inseparable from the experience of forgiveness from God.
    • It was a situation that soon righted itself as numbers flocked through the door when the familiar sounds of Drive In Scene filled the room.
    • That task falls largely to AIB chairman Dermot Gleeson, who must ensure that the internal structures of the bank are righted.
    • At this moment he wearied, wishing for nothing but a pause released from time in which he might lie low until the world was righted.
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    (injustice) reparar
    • Treaty settlements - righting the wrongs of the past - have accounted for about 0.1% of total government spending in the past five years.
    • And, let's face it, as well, I think, at that time, I also was attracted to the notion of being a trial lawyer, a courtroom lawyer, going in and righting the wrongs and defending the unjustly accused.
    • Now, 50 years after his death, Emmett Till has inspired a documentary aimed at righting a historic wrong.
    • In righting ancient wrongs, it has created modern tension.
    • Thompson believes he is the man to start righting those wrongs.
    • I suspect that his action is more motivated by desire for celebrity, notoriety and financial reward than righting injustices.
    • Until this was righted, she would not return to live in Oz.
    • The wrongs carried out by members of the Church's hierarchy must be righted, but Mr Ahern warned against shutting the Church out of the community.
    • Perhaps these inequalities will be righted when the feminist revolution is more thoroughly assimilated.
    • One of the longest-running musical miscarriages of justice will be righted when the York tenor behind a famous Christmas song is finally credited for his work.
    • As the 1980s drew to a close, what made accountability so attractive was that, unlike mainstream reforms, it offered a coherent way of thinking about the problems plaguing the system and a plan for righting them.
    • So Mo Mowlam went into exile and wrote her side of the story, determined to right the wrongs done to her.
    • First of all, progress toward righting one of the economy's biggest imbalances, excess production capacity caused by overinvestment, has been greater than first thought.
    • Japan has made scant progress in righting the long-term problems that have crippled its domestic economy.
    • The outcome also satisfied the public sense of outrage at an obstinate governmental bureaucracy and at an injustice eventually righted.
    • We must keep in mind that a settlement bill, while it brings to a conclusion a certain phase of a tribe's seeking to have injustice righted, by the same token also represents a beginning.
    • Honest Reporting cannot possibly claim to be non-partisan: they are avowedly devoted to the cause of righting what they see as a shocking anti-Israeli bias in the western media.
    • Mugabe defends the programme as a way of righting racial imbalances in land ownership inherited from British rule, and blames food shortages in what was a regional breadbasket on years of crippling drought.
    • Environmental justice is the righting of the inequities of the past through laws, regulations, compensation, and removal of the causes of eco-injustice.
    • Private analysts underscored the importance of righting unbalanced global economic growth, which is blamed by the US for feeding the US trade deficit.


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