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Dictionary definition for: Straightaway

1. (n) a straight segment of a roadway or racecourse

2. (s) performed with little or no delay; "an immediate reply to my letter" "prompt obedience" "was quick to respond" "a straightaway denial"

3. (r) 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!"

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