Straightaway - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˌstreɪtəˈweɪ|  American pronunciation of the word straightaway
Brit.  |ˌstreɪtəˈweɪ|  British pronunciation of the word straightaway

noun

- a straight segment of a roadway or racecourse (syn: straight)

adverb

- without delay or hesitation; with no time intervening(syn: directly, forthwith, immediately, instantly, now)

adjective

- performed with little or no delay(syn: immediate, prompt, quick)

Examples

He found the information straightaway.

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

...her first novel was a straightaway success...

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

They made the last turn and came into the straightaway.

We need to start work straightaway.

They attacked the driver and he straightaway made a bolt for it.

He needs to see a doctor straightaway.

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