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English definition of “direct object”

direct object

noun [C]    
the direct object of a transitive verb is the person or thing that is affected by the action of the verb . In the sentence 'I bought a new car yesterday .', 'a new car ' is the direct object . → Compare indirect objectGrammatical terms
(Definition of direct object noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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