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direct
dɪ'rɛkt
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Part of Speech(动) verb, (形) adjective, (副) adverb
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(形) As an adjective
  1. Lacking compromising or mitigating elements; exact.
  2. Direct in spatial dimensions; proceeding without deviation or interruption; straight and short.
  3. (of a current) flowing in one direction only.
  4. Straightforward in means or manner or behavior or language or action.
  5. Similar in nature or effect or relation to another quantity.
  6. Moving from west to east on the celestial sphere; or--for planets--around the sun in the same direction as the Earth.
  7. Having no intervening persons, agents, conditions.
  8. In precisely the same words used by a writer or speaker.
  9. In a straight unbroken line of descent from parent to child.
  10. Being an immediate result or consequence.
    (副) As an adverb
    1. Direct.
    (动) As a verb
    1. Plan and direct (a complex undertaking).
    2. Specifically design a product, event, or activity for a certain public.
    3. Command with authority.
      • Give directions to; point somebody into a certain direction.
      • Put an address on (an envelope).
      • Intend (something) to move towards a certain goal.
      • Point or cause to go (blows, weapons, or objects such as photographic equipment) towards.
      • Guide the actors in (plays and films).
      • Lead, as in the performance of a composition.
      • Direct the course; determine the direction of travelling.
      • Cause to go somewhere.
      • Take somebody somewhere.
      • Be in charge of.
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