di·rect·ly1 /dəˈrektli, daɪ-/ ●●● S2 W2 adverbadv 1 PERSONALLY/YOURSELFwith no other person, action, process etc between 直接地 OPP indirectly The new property tax law won’t directly affect us.
We hope to bring together the countries directly involved in the conflict.
directly to/from► see thesaurus at exactly Application for admission to this course should be made directly to the University.
2 COMPLETELYexactly in a particular position or direction 恰好，正好 SYN right directly in front of/behind/under etc something It was a small house, directly behind the church.
The girl was sitting directly opposite him.
Have you noticed how he never looks directly at you?
3 speak/ask/answer etc directly EXACTto say exactly what you mean without trying to hide anything 坦率地[直截了当地]说/问/回答等 Jeff has a job in mind, but refuses to say directly what it is.
4 SOON British EnglishBrE old-fashioned very soon 很快地 He should be here directly, if you don’t mind waiting.
5. IMMEDIATELY British EnglishBrE old-fashioned immediately 立即