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



    BrE BrE//dəˈrektli//
    ; NAmE NAmE//dəˈrektli//
    ; BrE BrE//ˈrektli//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈrektli//
    ; BrE BrE//daɪˈrektli//
    ; NAmE NAmE//daɪˈrektli//
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  1. 1  in a direct line or manner He drove her directly to her hotel. She looked directly at us. He's directly responsible to the boss. We have not been directly affected by the cuts. The President was not directly involved. The issues raised in the report relate directly to the ongoing work of the charity. The two incidents are not directly linked. opposite indirectly
  2. 2  exactly in a particular position directly opposite/below/ahead They remain directly opposed to these new plans.
  3. 3immediately She left directly after the show.
  4. 4(old-fashioned, British English) soon synonym shortly Tell them I'll be there directly.

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