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direct
used in The Horse Whisperer

3 meanings, 11 uses
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1  —3 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
  • It's a direct quote, Don.
    One (95% in)
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • He'd studied the map and figured that though it wasn't the most direct route, less of it would be on smaller roads that might not have been cleared.
    One (43% in)
  • They were now directly in the path of Gulliver's slide.
    One (64% in)

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2  —1 use 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
  • And maybe he'd imagined it, but when she talked, no matter how generally, it always seemed somehow directed at him.
    Twenty-three (70% in)

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3  —3 uses as in:
directed the movie
Definition
supervise, control, or to be in charge of
  • That would have been okay, except that he'd copied it to four other directors before even speaking to her.
    Nineteen (16% in)
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • The art director, who clearly did think so, was getting more and more defensive.
    Five (4% in)
  • The art director muttered something that Annie chose to ignore.
    Five (28% in)

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?  —4 uses
exact meaning not specified
  • In fact he liked the way she was so direct, just looked you right in the eye and came out with it.
    Nineteen (71% in)
  • It was a road no longer used since a wider, more direct access had been built from the highway which lay half a mile away on the other side of the river.
    One (56% in)
  • Through the window of the police car, Wayne Tanner watched the helicopter hover above the landing spot and gently lower itself, whipping up a blizzard around the head of the cop who was directing it in.
    One (85% in)
  • Now I saw in my dream that by this time the pilgrims were got over the Enchanted Ground and entering into the country ofBeulah, whose air was very sweet and pleasant; the way lying directly through it, they solaced themselves there for a season.
    Twenty-five (51% in)

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