Meaning of DIRECT in English

DIRECT

I.

verb

1 aim

ADVERB

▪ mainly , mostly , primarily , principally

Tax cuts have been ~ed primarily at the better-off.

His anger was mostly ~ed towards/toward Peter.

▪ clearly

▪ straight

He ~ed the light straight in her face.

▪ specifically

▪ exclusively , solely

The attacks were ~ed solely at military targets.

PREPOSITION

▪ against

anger ~ed specifically against ethnic minorities

▪ at

criticism clearly ~ed at upper management

▪ away from

This merely ~s attention away from the real issues.

▪ into

I found myself being ~ed into a dark room.

▪ onto

The machine ~s light onto a special film.

▪ through

a detour that ~s you through narrow, dimly lit streets

▪ to

I ~ed my question to the chairman.

▪ towards/toward

We are ~ing our efforts towards/toward helping young people.

2 film/movie

ADVERB

▪ expertly , masterfully , skilfully/skillfully

The film is expertly ~ed and beautifully photographed.

PREPOSITION

▪ by

It was ~ed by Luc Besson.

▪ with

He ~s with flair and sensitivity.

Direct is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑ judge , ↑ memorandum , ↑ picture

Direct is used with these nouns as the object: ↑ acquittal , ↑ adaptation , ↑ aggression , ↑ anger , ↑ attention , ↑ beam , ↑ choir , ↑ comment , ↑ criticism , ↑ energy , ↑ episode , ↑ film , ↑ flow , ↑ focus , ↑ fund , ↑ fury , ↑ gaze , ↑ jury , ↑ money , ↑ movement , ↑ movie , ↑ remark , ↑ research , ↑ talent , ↑ thought , ↑ thriller , ↑ traffic , ↑ venom , ↑ video , ↑ work

II.

adj.

VERBS

▪ be

ADVERB

▪ extremely , fairly , very , etc.

Her manner can be rather ~.

He asked me some very ~ questions.

▪ disconcertingly

his disconcertingly ~ gaze

▪ refreshingly

a refreshingly ~ discussion of the agency's priorities

▪ emotionally

The album is her most emotionally ~ work to date.

Direct is used with these nouns: ↑ access , ↑ accountability , ↑ action , ↑ aim , ↑ allusion , ↑ ancestor , ↑ answer , ↑ appeal , ↑ approach , ↑ assault , ↑ assistance , ↑ association , ↑ attack , ↑ awareness , ↑ bearing , ↑ benefit , ↑ cause , ↑ challenge , ↑ channel , ↑ command , ↑ communication , ↑ comparison , ↑ competition , ↑ competitor , ↑ confirmation , ↑ conflict , ↑ confrontation , ↑ connection , ↑ consequence , ↑ contact , ↑ continuation , ↑ contradiction , ↑ contrast , ↑ contravention , ↑ control , ↑ correlation , ↑ correspondence , ↑ cost , ↑ counterpart , ↑ credit , ↑ criticism , ↑ current , ↑ dealings , ↑ defiance , ↑ democracy , ↑ deposit , ↑ descendant , ↑ descent , ↑ dialogue , ↑ discrimination , ↑ effect , ↑ election , ↑ encounter , ↑ equivalent , ↑ evidence , ↑ expenditure , ↑ experience , ↑ exploitation , ↑ expression , ↑ fashion , ↑ feedback , ↑ fire , ↑ flight , ↑ forerunner , ↑ funding , ↑ gaze , ↑ heat , ↑ heir , ↑ help , ↑ hit , ↑ imitation , ↑ impact , ↑ implication , ↑ incentive , ↑ influence , ↑ input , ↑ insight , ↑ inspiration , ↑ instruction , ↑ insult , ↑ interaction , ↑ interest , ↑ intervention , ↑ investment , ↑ involvement , ↑ knowledge , ↑ line , ↑ link , ↑ mail , ↑ manipulation , ↑ marketing , ↑ measure , ↑ method , ↑ negotiation , ↑ observation , ↑ opposite , ↑ opposition , ↑ order , ↑ outcome , ↑ parallel , ↑ participation , ↑ path , ↑ proof , ↑ proportion , ↑ question , ↑ questioning , ↑ quotation , ↑ quote , ↑ recourse , ↑ reference , ↑ reflection , ↑ relation , ↑ relationship , ↑ relevance , ↑ replacement , ↑ representation , ↑ request , ↑ response , ↑ responsibility , ↑ result , ↑ road , ↑ role , ↑ route , ↑ rule , ↑ sale , ↑ sequel , ↑ service , ↑ shipment , ↑ speech , ↑ stake , ↑ stimulation , ↑ subsidy , ↑ sun , ↑ sunlight , ↑ superior , ↑ supervision , ↑ supervisor , ↑ support , ↑ talk , ↑ tax , ↑ taxation , ↑ threat , ↑ tie , ↑ trade , ↑ train , ↑ transfer , ↑ transition , ↑ translation , ↑ transmission , ↑ violation , ↑ vote

III.

adv.

Direct is used with these verbs: ↑ dial , ↑ mail , ↑ order

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