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straightaway

At once; immediately; without delay or hesitation. When I walked in the room, I knew straightaway that something bad had happened between my brothers. When we land, we'll be catching the next flight straightaway—there is no layover.

straightaway

 and straight off
right away; immediately, without thinking or considering. We'll have to depart straight off. Straightaway I knew something was wrong.
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I also alternate moving the bait up and down--usually down on the straightaway and up in the turn.
Two long straightaways crisscrossed the upper air, with a curving "ramp" billowing into the corners created by the intersection--a literal "high way.
The kiss happened at a moment where your relationship was a bit shaky anyway, and you realised straightaway that you'd made a massive mistake and also how much you like your boyfriend.
We had already signed for a new premises in Hebburn, but we have had to move in straightaway.
After the second one in the third inning, lefty-hitting Chris Duncan hit Lowe's first pitch -- a hanging breaking ball -- onto the grass embankment in straightaway center, making it 3-0.
But he went to hospital the next day and was admitted straightaway.
Our last away trip was a 5-0 loss to Dagenham so it is a relief to bounce back straightaway.
Rodriguez drove a rocket over the fence in straightaway center, striking a facade in front of the black-tarped seats well beyond the 408-foot mark.
We are not saying we will be a top-six side straightaway after coming up into the Premiership.
Insiders claim the new owners would make pounds 25million available straightaway for signings and a major shake-up of the squad.
Poly (6-8) answered in the bottom of the fourth as first baseman Vanessa Perez lined a home run to straightaway center field.