be killed outright
- to die immediately from an accident or injury
The driver was killed outright.
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be killed outright — phrase to die immediately from an accident or injury The driver was killed outright. Thesaurus: to die or to be killedsynonym Main entry: outright … Useful english dictionary
Killed in action — (KIA) is a casualty classification generally used by militaries to describe the deaths of their own forces at the hands of hostile forces. The United States Department of Defense, for example, says that those declared KIA need not have fired… … Wikipedia
outright — out right , adv. 1. Immediately; without delay; at once; as, he was killed outright. [1913 Webster] 2. Completely; utterly. Cardinal Manning. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
outright — (The adjective is pronounced [[t]a͟ʊtraɪt[/t]]. The adverb is pronounced [[t]a͟ʊtra͟ɪt[/t]].) 1) ADJ: ADJ n You use outright to describe behaviour and actions that are open and direct, rather than indirect. Kawaguchi finally resorted to an… … English dictionary
outright — out|right1 [ aut raıt ] adverb 1. ) without hiding your feelings: I told them outright that they had to leave. He smiled, then laughed outright. 2. ) used for emphasizing that something happens or is done completely at one time or in a single… … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
outright — 1 adverb 1 without trying to hide your feelings or intentions: They laughed outright at my suggestion. | Tell him outright exactly what you think. 2 completely: The town was destroyed outright. | She won outright. 3 buy/own sth outright to own… … Longman dictionary of contemporary English
outright — out|right1 [ˈautraıt] adj [only before noun] 1.) clear and direct ▪ an outright refusal ▪ an outright attack on his actions 2.) complete and total ▪ an outright victory ▪ an outright ban on the sale of tobacco 3.) the outright winner/victor… … Dictionary of contemporary English
outright — I. adverb Date: 14th century 1. archaic straight ahead ; directly 2. in entirety ; completely < rejected the proposal outright > 3. without restraint or reservation < laughed outright > … New Collegiate Dictionary
outright — I UK [ˌaʊtˈraɪt] / US [aʊtˈraɪt] adverb 1) without hiding your feelings I told them outright that they had to leave. He smiled, then laughed outright. 2) used for emphasizing that something happens or is done completely at one time or in a single … English dictionary
outright — outrightness, n. adj. /owt ruyt /; adv. /owt ruyt , ruyt /, adj. 1. complete or total: an outright loss. 2. downright or unqualified: an outright refusal. 3. without further payments due, restrictions, or qualifications: an outright sale of the… … Universalium