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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, photos of her nightlife dominated my news feed.
  • For truly high speed rail, you need a long straightaway with few curves or inclines.
  • There was a longer straightaway for gaining speed, and a clearer path to the big drop.
  • As they pull into the straightaway, the protons will slam into a series of graphite shafts as thin as pencil leads.
  • For financial markets to take comfort, much of this money would need to be available straightaway.
  • Run the curve as if it were the straightaway, her coach told her, and the straightaway will take care of itself.
  • Did a half-spin coming out of turn two and struck the inside wall at the start of the back straightaway with the rear of the car.
  • That's almost a right-angle corner after the straightaway.
  • Rev up your engine, and take on the challenge of wicked curves and straightaway stretches as big as all outdoors.
British Dictionary definitions for straightaway

straightaway

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