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straightaway

[ streyt-uh-wey ]
/ ˈstreɪt əˌweɪ /
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adjective

straight onward, without turn or curve, as a racecourse.

noun

a straightaway course or part.

adverb

immediately; right away.

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Origin of straightaway

First recorded in 1870–75; from phrase straight away
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British Dictionary definitions for straightaway

straightaway
/ (ˌstreɪtəˈweɪ) /

adverb Also: straight away

at once

noun

the US word for straight (def. 30)
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