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direct
used in The Hunger Games

4 meanings, 16 uses
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1  —1 use as in:
depart directly
Definition
without delay, or in the quickest manner, or without going somewhere else first
  • I go back to bed for a while and then decide to go directly to his room, but when I try to turn the knob, I find my own bedroom door has been locked from the outside.
    p. 365.7
directly = immediately
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2  —8 uses 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
  • After purifying half a pot of water, I place it in direct sunlight and add several egg-size hot stones to the water.
    p. 266.9
direct = without anything in between
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • When they came up with a more efficient system that transported the coal directly from the mines to the trains, the Hob gradually took over the space.
    p. 11.3
  • directly = straight (without anything in between)
  • "More than you!" he shouts, pointing directly into a camera.
    p. 24.9
  • directly = straight (in a straight line)
  • Because I recognize this name, although I have never spoken directly to its owner.
    p. 25.8
  • directly = personally (person-to-person)
  • The station is swarming with reporters with their insectlike cameras trained directly on my face.
    p. 40.7
  • directly = straight (exactly where stated; used for emphasis)
  • All that is needed is a direct hit.
    p. 175.5
  • direct = exact
  • If running hurt, climbing is agonizing because it requires not only exertion but direct contact of my hands on the tree bark.
    p. 181.3
  • direct = actual (with nothing in between)
  • Maybe one contains cooking oil, and the burning arrow idea is reviving when I realize I could end up losing all twelve of my arrows and not get a direct hit on an oil bin, since I'd just be guessing.
    p. 220.5
direct = exact
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3  —1 use as in:
was direct in my instructions
Definition
straightforward (uncomplicated or simple — perhaps also indicating openness and honesty)
  • I'm not sure about Foxface since direct confrontation isn't her style or her forte.
    p. 279.1
direct = straightforward (clear and uncomplicated)
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4  —5 uses as in:
directed her question to
Definition
to indicate direction; or to cause movement or focus in a direction or towards an object
The exact meaning of this sense of direct is subject to its context. For example:
  • "intentionally directed fire at unarmed civilians" — aimed a gun
  • "directed the question to her" — aimed a question
  • "directed her north" — pointed in a particular direction
  • "directed attention to the 3rd paragraph" — focused attention on a particular object
  • "The sound of her voice directed him to the kitchen." — guided or gave directions to someone to help them move to a particular place
  • "She directed him to the airport." — gave directions to send someone to a particular place
  • "She directed the boat north." — steered it
  • "directed the letter to" — send a letter to a particular person by putting a name and address on it
  • Latecomers are directed to the adjacent streets, where they can watch the event on screens as it's televised live by the state.
    p. 17.6
directed = sent

(editor's note:  In this context, adjacent is a synonym for nearby.)
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • Cinna and Portia direct us into the chariot and carefully arrange our body positions, the drape of our capes, before moving off to consult with each other.
    p. 68.2
  • direct = guide
  • After lunch, Haymitch takes me into the sitting room, directs me to the couch, and then just frowns at me for a while.
    p. 116.3
  • directs = indicates to go where stated
  • The woman disappears and Cinna is retrieved from the roof, An Avox boy comes in and directs us to a room where breakfast has been laid out.
    p. 144.3
  • directs = indicates to go where stated
  • Is he directing all the sponsors toward Peeta?
    p. 168.7
directing = focusing
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?  —1 use
exact meaning not specified
  • Gale knows his anger at Madge is misdirected.
    p. 14.0

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