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[dɪˈrekt, daɪˈrekt]
1. directo(a)
  • the direct opposite justamente lo contrario
  • to be a direct descendant of somebody ser descendiente directo(a) de alguien
  • to score a direct hit dar en el blanco, hacer diana
  • direct current (Elec) corriente (f) continua
  • direct debit (finanzas) domiciliación (f) bancaria or de pago, débito (m) bancario (Am)
  • direct mail (comercio) propaganda (f) por correo, correo (m) directo
  • direct marketing marketing (m) directo
  • direct object (gramática) complemento (m) or objeto (m) directo
  • direct rule (política) gobierno (m) directo
  • direct selling (comercio) venta (f) directa
  • direct speech (gramática) estilo (m) directo
  • direct taxation (finanzas) impuestos mpl directos
2. directamente (travel, write); en directo (broadcast)
transitive verb
3. dirigir (remark, gaze, effort)(at a)
  • can you direct me to the station? ¿podría indicarme cómo llegar a la estación?
4. dirigir (company, traffic, film)
5. (instruct)
  • to direct somebody to do something mandar or indicar a alguien que haga algo
  • as directed según las instrucciones
direct [daɪˈrekt]
1 (without detour) [+route, train, flight] directo
2 (immediate) [+cause, result] directo; [+contact, control, responsibility, descendant] directo
"keep away from direct heat" "no exponer directamente al calor"
this is the direct result of your incompetence this has a direct bearing on the subject we are discussing he has no direct experience of managing a budget
to make a direct hit dar en el blanco; he's the direct opposite es exactamente el contrario
3 (straightforward, not evasive) [+answer, refusal] claro; inequívoco; [+manner, character] abierto; franco
1 (straight) [+go, fly, pay] directamente
we fly direct to Santiago volamos directo or directamente a Santiago
she went home direct from the office the money will be paid direct to your bank can you dial direct from here?
2 (frankly) con franqueza; sin rodeos
transitive verb
1 (aim) [+remark, gaze, attention] dirigir;at, to a
that comment was not directed at you
2 (give directions to)
can you direct me to the station? ¿me puede indicar cómo llegar a la estación?
3 (control) [+traffic, play, film] dirigir
4 (instruct)
to direct sb to do sth mandar a algn hacer algo; to direct that ... mandar que ...
direct access (n) (Comput) acceso (m) directo
direct action (n) acción (f) directa
direct advertising (n) publicidad (f) directa
direct cost (n) costo (m) directo
direct current (n) (Electricity and Electronics) corriente (f) continua
direct debit (n) pago (m) a la orden
direct debiting (n) domiciliación (f) (de pagos)
direct dialling (n) servicio (m) (telefónico) automático; discado (m) directo; (LAm)
direct free kick (n) golpe (m) libre directo
direct grant school (n) (Britain) escuela (f) subvencionada
direct mail (n) publicidad (f) por correo; correspondencia (f) directa
a direct mail company ...the growth of the free gift offer, usually promoted by direct mail the company uses nationwide direct mail campaigns
direct mail shot (n) (Britain) campaña (f) publicitaria por correo; mailing (m)
direct marketing (n) márketing (m) directo
direct object (n) (Gram) complemento (m) directo
direct rule (n) gobierno (m) directo
direct selling (n) ventas (f) directas
direct speech (n) (Ling) estilo (m) directo
direct tax (n) impuesto (m) directo
direct taxation (n) tributación (f) directa
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