at once
Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /ət ˈwʌns/
Adverb

at once (not comparable)

  1. (obsolete) In one group; together.
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, III.4:
      Those two great champions did attonce pursew / The fearefull damzell with incessany payns [...].
  2. (idiomatic) At the same time; simultaneously.
    Can you pat your head and rub your belly at once?
    He tried to eat four cookies at once.
  3. (idiomatic) Immediately; now; right away.
    Tell the doctor to come at once. She is having a baby.
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