Definition of directly in English:


Line breaks: dir|ect¦ly
Pronunciation: /dɪˈrɛktli
, dʌɪ-/


  • 2With nothing or no one in between: the decisions directly affect people’s health the security forces were directly responsible for the massacre
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    • All of these issues aside, we are responsible for making decisions that directly affect our aircraft.
    • And the markets are increasingly being used to supply hotels, restaurants and even schools directly.
    • So is it your conclusion that it is directly related to these ads?
    face to face, personally, in person, without an intermediary, at first hand, head on, direct, man to man; French tête-à-tête
  • 2.1Exactly in a specified position: the ceiling directly above the door the houses directly opposite
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    • It will be moved to a position almost directly opposite the present one, but it will be much better and safer.
    • When the subject is directly opposite your position pop the shutter, while still continuing to turn your body in time with the subject.
    • Grasp the barbell with a grip just outside shoulder width, and lift it into position directly above your chest.
    exactly, immediately, precisely, right, squarely, just, dead; diametrically
    informal bang


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