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direct */*/*/
[daɪˈrekt] , [dɪˈrekt] adj I
1) going straight to a place without stopping or changing direction
direct flights from Scotland to North America[/ex]
2) involving only the two people or things that are mentioned and with no one or nothing else between
Ant:
indirect
Employees have little direct contact with management.[/ex]
Their study found a direct link between poverty and crime.[/ex]
3) exact
That's a direct quote from the man himself.[/ex]
4) saying what you really think in a very clear honest way
I love New Yorkers – they're so funny and direct.[/ex]
II
verb [T]
direct */*/[dɪˈrekt]; [daɪˈrekt]
1) to aim something at a particular person or thing
The incident directed public attention to pollution in the North Sea.[/ex]
At the time, all the criticism was directed at her rather than me.[/ex]
2) to be in charge of telling all the actors and technical staff who are involved in a film, play or programme what to do
See:
produce
3) to control or organize how a person or group of people does something
The manager's job is mainly to direct the activities of others.[/ex]
4) to tell or show someone the way to go
Could you direct me to the bus station?[/ex]
5) formal
to order someone to do something
The jury was directed to disregard everything Robinson had said.[/ex]
III
adv
direct [dɪˈrekt]; [daɪˈrekt]
1) going straight to a place and not stopping or changing direction
All the major airlines fly direct to Los Angeles.[/ex]
2) in a way that involves only the two people or things that are mentioned, with no one or nothing else between
You can buy direct from the manufacturer.[/ex]

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