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straightaway

Translation of straightaway in Spanish:

adverb/adverbio ( also straight away)

/ˌstreɪtəˈweɪ/
  • enseguida I'll do it straightaway ahora mismo or enseguida lo hago she did it straightaway lo hizo enseguida or inmediatamente
    Example sentences
    • The Inspector, who was also at the meeting, urged anyone finding drugs paraphernalia, including burned tin foil and syringes, to contact the police straightaway.
    • Child protection officers will be under instructions to report any allegations straightaway to Mr Morris and to appropriate authorities such as police and social services.
    • Linda took the courageous decision to waive her anonymity in the hope of encouraging other victims of sexual and physical abuse to report their situations to the police straightaway.

noun/nombre

/ˈstreɪtəweɪ/

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