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direct
used in Bud, Not Buddy

4 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
  • Across the top of the flyer writ in big black letters were the words LIMITED ENGAGEMENT, then in little letters it said, —Direct from an S.R.O. engagement in New York City.
    p. 6.9
direct = straight (without anything in between)
There are no more uses of "direct" flagged with this meaning in Bud, Not Buddy.

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?  —3 uses
exact meaning not specified
  • It seemed like Momma was looking direct at me no matter where Miss Thomas put the picture.
    p. 225.4
  • She looked at the people direct behind us and said, "Mercy, when they get to be this age ...."
    p. 48.8
  • She pointed a ring-covered finger at the empty chair direct across from him.
    p. 166.3

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