direct collocations and examples

 UK /dɪˈrekt/UK /daɪˈrekt/

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involving only the things or people mentioned and nothing in between

Nouns frequently used with direct
contact: access, communication, contact, interventionInfection is through direct contact with contaminated blood.result: consequence, outcome, resultThese additional sales occurred as a direct result of our efforts.influence: bearing, control, impact, influenceThe decisions of politicians have a direct bearing on people’s lives.relationship: comparison, connection, correlation, involvement, link, relevanceThe course was interesting, but it had no direct relevance to the work that we do.something opposite or completely different: contradiction, contrast, contravention, oppositeThis would seem to be a direct contradiction of Freud’s view that dreams are there to preserve sleep.
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