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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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But they never cease, for a single instant, to instil into the working class the clearest possible recognition of the hostile antagonism between bourgeoisie and proletariat, in order that the German workers may straightaway use, as so many weapons against the bourgeoisie, the social and political conditions that the bourgeoisie must necessarily introduce along with its supremacy, and in order that, after the fall of the reactionary classes in Germany, the fight against the bourgeoisie itself may immediately begin.
I quickly saw that I would have difficulty in escaping the fangs of the beast on a straightaway course, and so I met his charge by doubling in my tracks and leaping over him as he was almost upon me.
It was the straightaway now, and when it came to real running, White Fang could teach her things.
She marched the shrinking ghostseer down to the spring and ordered her to proceed straightaway over the bridge and into the dusky retreats of wailing ladies and headless specters beyond.
He fathomed what it was straightaway, and immediately knew that the sleeper was in his power.
The Lord is my 'Elper, 'e says, 'therefore I will fear nothing,' and straightaway there came a cock-crowing and the street was empty from end to end.
He told me to speed up in straightaways and slow down just a bit in the turns, which should always be wide and smooth.
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.