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straightaway

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adverb straight·away \ˌstrāt-ə-ˈwā\

Simple Definition of straightaway

  • : without any delay

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of straightaway

  1. :  without hesitation or delay

Examples of straightaway in a sentence

  1. He found the information straightaway.

  2. <he got to the hospital, and straightaway he was admitted and given intravenous fluids>



1662

First Known Use of straightaway

1662

Rhymes with straightaway

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straightaway

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adjective straight·away \ˈstrāt-ə-ˌwā\

Definition of straightaway

  1. 1 :  proceeding in a straight line :  continuous in direction

  2. 2 :  immediate



Examples of straightaway in a sentence

  1. <her first novel was a straightaway success>

  2. <the doomed ship was headed on a straightaway course in the path of the iceberg>



1874

First Known Use of straightaway

1874


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straightaway

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noun straight·away \ˈstrā-tə-ˌwā\

Simple Definition of straightaway

  • : a straight part of a racecourse

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of straightaway

  1. :  a straight course: asa :  the straight part of a closed racecourse :  stretchb :  a straight and unimpeded stretch of road or way

1878

First Known Use of straightaway

1878


STRAIGHTAWAY Defined for Kids

straightaway

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adverb straight·away \ˌstrā-tə-ˈwā\

Definition of straightaway for Students

  1. :  without delay :  immediately <She found the hidden note straightaway.>





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