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straight·a·way

 (strāt′ə-wā′)
adj.
1. Extending in a straight line or course without a curve or turn.
2. Unhesitating; immediate: a straightaway denial.
n.
A straight course, stretch, or track.
adv. (strāt′ə-wā′)
At once; immediately.

straightaway

(ˌstreɪtəˈweɪ)
adv
at once
n
(Horse Racing) the US word for straight30

straight•a•way

(adj., n. ˈstreɪt əˌweɪ; adv. -ˈweɪ)

adj.
1. straight onward in course.
n.
2. a straightaway stretch.
adv.
3. immediately.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.straightaway - a straight segment of a roadway or racecourse
segment, section - one of several parts or pieces that fit with others to constitute a whole object; "a section of a fishing rod"; "metal sections were used below ground"; "finished the final segment of the road"
stretch - a straightaway section of a racetrack
Adj.1.straightaway - performed with little or no delay; "an immediate reply to my letter"; "a prompt reply"; "was quick to respond"; "a straightaway denial"
fast - acting or moving or capable of acting or moving quickly; "fast film"; "on the fast track in school"; "set a fast pace"; "a fast car"
Adv.1.straightaway - without delay or hesitationstraightaway - without delay or hesitation; with no time intervening; "he answered immediately"; "found an answer straightaway"; "an official accused of dishonesty should be suspended forthwith"; "Come here now!"

straightaway

adverb
Translations

straightaway

[ˈstreɪtəˈweɪ] ADVinmediatamente, en seguida, al tiro (Chile)

straightaway

[ˌstreɪtəˈweɪ] advsubito
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On flat straightaways, the men travel up to 35 mph, making about half that heading uphill, said Irene Johnson of Canyon Country, who will take part in a professional women's race the same day.
This nifty unit consistently gets top test ratings, and on our extended test drive it performed flawlessly--detecting bona fide X and K band police radar over hills, straightaways, and curves in time to slow us down and avoid unwanted attention.
The long, unerring straightaways that dominate Nitsche's compositions gradually reveal themselves as feats of physical virtuosity, like a kind of manual sostenuto: Only up close can one detect (and then only just barely) their faint wobbles of freehandedness.
Among the numerous new statistics, reports from NASCAR and STATS will analyze driver speeds and the number of cars passed in the straightaways and corners.
WEST HILLS -- An impromptu street race ended in tragedy with the death of a 19-year-old motorist who lost control on one of the San Fernando Valley's legendary straightaways, officials said Wednesday.