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English definition of “direct”

direct

adverb
 
 
/dɪˈrekt, daɪˈrekt/
without anything or anyone else being involved, or coming between two people or things: Can I dial this number direct or do I have to go through the switchboard?
TRANSPORT without making a stop or a change in direction: I'm not sure if you can fly direct to Buenos Aires from here.
(Definition of direct adverb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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