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adverb directly pronunciation in British English /dɪˈrek(t)li/directly pronunciation in British English /daɪˈrek(t)li/

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  1. 1
    in a way that involves only the two people or things mentioned, with no one or nothing else coming in between
    I prefer to deal directly with the manager.
    I am holding you directly responsible for this.
    This will contribute directly to the strength of the economy.
    Many problems can be directly linked to the decline in manufacturing.
  2. 2
    going straight to a place and not stopping or changing direction on the way there
    His British lawyer arrived at Frankfurt airport this morning and went directly to the prison.
    Patrick took Jane by the elbows and looked directly into her eyes.
  3. 3
    exactly
    The post office is directly opposite the town hall.
    There was no light on in the room directly above.
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  4. 4
    in a very clear and honest way that shows what you really think
    Jackson avoided saying directly that he disapproved of the proposals.
  5. 5
    immediately
    He left the office directly after the meeting.
  6. 6
    old-fashioned in a short time
    The manager will be with you directly.
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