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Honest or frank in nature
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“It's time to stop pussyfooting around and to start being direct about your feelings.”
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(of a path) In a straight line and, as a corollary, the shortest and quickest
“Michael De Santa decided to take the direct route to get to his shrink, even if it meant driving through bumpy hills, white picket fences and green manicured lawns.”
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(of a path) Having no stoppages or interruptions
“Try as I might, I could not find a direct flight from Australia to France.”
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Without intervening factors or intermediaries
“As a direct result of his teaching endeavors, many of us went on to do higher research degrees.”
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Having direct or personal contact
“I have been in direct communication with the family since the incident.”
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Corresponding with the original word for word
“Here is the direct quote in its entirety, lest there be any ambiguity about what he meant.”
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Absolute or significant in degree
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“The two brothers are surprisingly in direct contrast with each other when it comes to their temperament.”
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Completed or done with efficiency and speed
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Clear and obvious in meaning or nature
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Simple, not complicated, basic
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Aggressively vigorous or forceful
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Making or characterized by a noisy outcry
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Not turning aside
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Being personally involved
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Having or showing a sensible and practical idea of what can be achieved or expected
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In accordance with the truth, facts or standards
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In a straight line
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Based on, concerned with, or verifiable by observation or experience rather than theory or pure logic
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With or involving the front of a vehicle
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(of knowledge) Characterized by an attention to detail or thoroughness
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(of a person) Informal or intimate to an inappropriate degree
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Without interruption or break
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Close together, within arm's reach
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Earliest in time or order
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Firmly determined, resolute
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Aggressively or blatantly confrontational
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In accordance with the truth or facts
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Having or indicating an efficient, practical, and systematic approach to one's work or a task
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Having a persuasive effect
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To conduct or control the affairs of
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“Managers are using advanced software to remotely direct their staff over the internet.”
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To give instructions
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“My boss would direct me to get her a cup of coffee.”
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To point in a direction
“She would direct her camera towards the beautiful landscape before her.”
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(direct at or to) To intend a remark, comment or statement for
“I do not direct my criticisms at you personally, but at the company that you work for.”
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To show the way
“Would you be able to direct me to the closest train station?”
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To send, usually by mail
“Please direct all future correspondence to the given address.”
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To put (all of something) towards
“Let's drop everything else and direct our focus on solving this problem.”
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(marketing) To focus on a given audience or market
“The system will enable advertisers to direct their ads to the desired demographic.”
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To direct or guide along a pathway
“The aqueduct was used to direct the water into an artificial lake.”
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(rare) To throw sideways with a jerk
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To regulate the speed or amount of something given or administered
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To direct the attention of someone to
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Follow through, persevere
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Put on a public performance
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To convince or manipulate
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To offer advice to
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To deliver to or impose on, especially something unpleasant
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Force or be forced to submit
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To use gestures to convey information or directions
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To operate and control the direction and speed of a motor vehicle
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Point toward
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Make electronic transfer
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(of an abstract quality) To assign to someone or something
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Carry something on
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Focus
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To limit or restrict
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Act or conduct oneself in a specified way, especially towards others
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(in psychoanalytic theory) To divert or modify (an instinctual impulse) into a culturally higher or socially more acceptable activity
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To vent or release one's emotions towards someone or something
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To break up (soil) in preparation for sowing or planting
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Have recourse to; make use of
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To alter something from its true state, typically to deceive
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To move to face in another direction
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Directly or in a straight line
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“The trains ran direct to both Oxford and Cambridge.”
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Without an intermediary
“Donations can be made direct through our website.”
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Word for word
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With nothing or no one in between
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In a prompt manner