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stray tuh way

  • n  a straight segment of a roadway or racecourse
  • s  performed with little or no delay
    a straightaway denial
  • r  without delay or hesitation; with no time intervening
    found an answer straightaway

  • If they had, Sullivan told PTI on June 11, he would have explained straightaway that "a lack of birth control played no part" in a quadrupling of the number of teen pregnancies .
  • Evenson streaked into the last straightaway three yards behind but Shea had shaved the last turn closer and drew away to win by 5 yd.
  • The half-mile track is a series of tight, tough curvescarrousels, S's, hairpins and hard rights and lefts30 in all, with only 80 meters of straightaway in the whole labyrinth.
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  • Wild night at ABC
    Fans young and old alike crowded the front straightaway for an up-close look at the race cars during the popular Kids’ “Meet the Drivers” Night festivities at the ABC Raceway on Saturday night before an evening of action-packed racing involving the 83 cars in attendance.
    July 1, 2013 - The Ashland Daily Press

  • Dale Earnhardt Jr in Racer
    It was a lot of fun,said Earnhardt. "It went by so fast, I couldn't really tell you the process. But I just remember going down the back straightaway and getting in between Greg, and I don't remember who was on the outside of me. We all...
  • Roger Federer in Seattle Post Intelligencer
    It's great to win a title again, and to straightaway win my first clay-court tournament of the season gives me great confidence going into Monte Carlo,Federer said.
  • Jeff Gordon in
    I got a huge push down the back straightaway, I don't know who it was, Ryan Newman maybe, but somebody gave me a big shove and I was coming 10 mph faster than anybody and ...... the 48 [Johnson] is testing my patience, I can tell you that,...

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