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direct
used in Girl Interrupted

2 meanings, 2 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
—including such senses as:
  • straight (without varying from a straight line)
  • exact (without other factors)
  • close (with other factors minimized)
  • personal (without other people in between)
  • unobstructed (without anything in between)
  • of a look: straight, steady, or focused—not a brief glance taken while generally looking at other things; not a sideways look
  • The blackboard hung directly across from the nursing station.

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2  —1 use as in:
directed the movie
Definition
supervise, control, or to be in charge of
  • Director (sensored) Applied Topography Two locked doors with a five-foot space between them where you had to stand while the nurse relocked the first door and unlocked the second.

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