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direct
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Harry Potter (#2) and the Chamber of Secrets
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as in: directed her question to Define
aim or focus
  • "No — don’t —" said Harry weakly, but Lockhart was twirling his wand and a second later had directed it straight at Harry’s arm.
  • So at seven o’clock, Harry, Ron, and Hermione walked straight past the doorway to the packed Great Hall, which was glittering invitingly with gold plates and candles, and directed their steps instead toward the dungeons.

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  • The sprinkler head needs to be fixed so it directs water away from the house.
  • Please direct your question to the appropriate department by selecting one from this list.

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as in: walked directly to work Define
proceeding without interruption in the straightest or quickest possible manner
as in: directly above; or buy direct from Define
straight (exactly where stated; or without anything in between)
as in: was direct in my instructions Define
straightforward (clear and explicit -- perhaps also indicating openness and honesty)
as in: directed her question to Define
aim or focus
as in: directed the jury to... Define
give instructions or commands (directions that must be followed)
as in: directed the movie Define
supervise or administer (often while giving directions or orders)
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