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Definition of directly adverb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    , NAmE//daɪˈrɛktli//
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  1. 1in 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 budget 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
  2. 2exactly in a particular position directly opposite/below/ahead They remain directly opposed to these new plans.
  3. 3immediately She left directly after the show.