ADV. extremely, very He asked me some very direct questions. | fairly, quite, rather Her manner can be rather direct. | disconcertingly his disconcertingly direct gaze
ADV. mainly, primarily, principally Tax cuts have been directed primarily at the better-off. | clearly | straight He directed the torch straight in her face. | specifically
PREP. against anger directed specifically against ethnic minorities | at criticism clearly directed at the Labour Party | away from directing attention away from the real issues | onto The machine directs light onto a special film. | to I directed my question to the chairman. | towards We are directing our efforts towards helping young people.