Definition of direct adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    direct

     adverb
    adverb
    BrE BrE//dəˈrekt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//dəˈrekt//
     
    ; BrE BrE//ˈrekt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈrekt//
     
    ; BrE BrE//daɪˈrekt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//daɪˈrekt//
     
     
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    journey/route
  1. 1without stopping or changing direction We flew direct to Hong Kong. The 10.40 goes direct to Leeds.
  2. nobody in between
  3. 2without involving other people I prefer to deal with him direct.
  4. Word Origin late Middle English: from Latin directus, past participle of dirigere, from di- ‘distinctly’ or de- ‘down’ + regere ‘put straight’.
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