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straight away

[ streyt ]SEE DEFINITION OF straight away
  • as ininstantly
  • as inreadily
  • as inright
  • as inimmediately

Synonyms for straight away

  • directly
  • immediately
  • instantaneously
  • right away
  • forthwith
  • now
  • PDQ
  • at once
  • away
  • double-time
  • first off
  • in a flash
  • instanter
  • on a dime
  • pronto
  • right
  • spontaneously
  • there and then
  • this minute
  • tout de suite
  • without delay
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Antonyms for straight away

  • later
  • eventually
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR STRAIGHT AWAY

So at a word follow me at once straight away into the desert.

For straight away, without a turn, will bring you home again.

“We must have a drink on this straight away, old man,” said he.

If you draw the crack school you may be done for straight away.

First, I feel now as though I could sit down and get it straight away.

Straight away toward the end of the lagoon Florence led them.

It was not in the direction of home that Red Fox ran, but straight away from it.

No Indians can stop us—let me assure you of that, straight away.

Perhaps have even taken the train there straight away this morning.

Your course is down this hill and straight away toward the sea.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-14c., "direct, undeviating, not crooked," properly "that which is stretched," adjectival use of Old English streht (altered, by analogy with streccan, from earlier streaht), past participle of streccan "to stretch" (see stretch (v.)). Meaning "true, direct, honest" is from 1520s. Of communication, "clear, unambiguous," from 1862. Sense of "undiluted, uncompromising" (e.g. straight whiskey, 1874) is American English, first recorded 1856.

Theatrical sense of "serious" (as opposed to popular or comic) is attested from 1895; vaudeville slang straight man first attested 1923. Go straight in the underworld slang sense is from 1919; straighten up "become respectable" is from 1907. Straight arrow "decent, conventional person" is 1969, from archetypal Native American brave name. To keep a straight face first recorded 1897; straight shooter is from 1928; straight-edge as a punk subculture is attested by 1987.

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