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direct
used in The Pigman

2 meanings, 3 uses
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1  —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
  • He pretends he doesn't care about anything in the world, and he's always ready with some outrageous remark, but if you ask me, any real hostility he has is directed against himself.
    Chapter 2 (42% in)
directed = focused
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2  —1 use as in:
directed the movie
Definition
supervise, control, or to be in charge of
  • Who is our Funeral Director?
    Chapter 7 (96% in)
director = supervisor (person in charge)

(editor's note:  The suffix "-or" often converts a verb to a noun that means "a person who."  This is the pattern you see in words like actor, editor, and visitor.)
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?  —1 use
exact meaning not specified
  • "You're ruining your lungs with that thing" was the first remark out of her mouth besides a cough from a misdirected puff from my cigarette.
    Chapter 5 (31% in)

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