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direct
used in Animal Farm

3 meanings, 3 uses
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1  —1 use as in:
directly above; or buy direct from
Definition
straight (exactly where stated); or without involvement of anything in between
The exact meaning of this sense of direct is subject to its context. For example:
  • "The road runs directly to Las Vegas." — straight (without varying from a straight line)
  • "It was a direct hit." — exact
  • "The plant is in direct sunlight." — unobstructed (without anything in between)
  • "She wants a direct meeting with him." — personal (without other people in between)
  • "She paid direct attention to what he was reading." — close
  • "a direct gaze" — straight, steady, or focused—not a brief glance taken while generally looking at other things; not a sideways look
  • ...worked out a complicated scheme for all the animals to drop their dung directly in the fields, at a different spot every day, to save the labor of cartage.
    p. 48.4
directly = without anything in between
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2  —1 use as in:
directed the jury to...
Definition
give instructions or commands
  • The pigs did not actually work, but directed and supervised the others.
    p. 27.9
directed = gave instructions to
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3  —1 use as in:
directed the movie
Definition
supervise, control, or to be in charge of
  • Even Napoleon, who was directing operations from the rear, had the tip of his tail chipped by a pellet.
    p. 103.9
directing = supervising
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