Definitions of straightaway
  1. adjective
    performed with little or no delay
    “a straightaway denial”
    synonyms: immediate, prompt, quick
    acting or moving or capable of acting or moving quickly
  2. noun
    a straight segment of a roadway or racecourse
    synonyms: straight
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    a straightaway section of a racetrack
    the straight stretch of a racetrack leading to the finish line
    type of:
    section, segment
    one of several parts or pieces that fit with others to constitute a whole object
  3. adverb
    without delay or hesitation; with no time intervening
    “found an answer straightaway
    synonyms: at once, directly, forthwith, immediately, instantly, like a shot, now, right away, straight off
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