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straightaway

[streyt-uh-wey] /ˈstreɪt əˌweɪ/
adjective
1.
straight onward, without turn or curve, as a racecourse.
noun
2.
a straightaway course or part.
adverb
3.
immediately; right away.
Origin
1870-1875
1870-75; from phrase straight away
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straightaway

/ˌstreɪtəˈweɪ/
adverb
1.
at once
noun
2.
the US word for straight (sense 30)
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