direct action

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Attempt to achieve some objective without going through the normal channels of communication, grievance procedure, or decision making. Sudden industrial action (called lightening strike) by employees without the support of the union, and acts of sabotage, are examples of direct-action.

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The president chose to use Direct Action when placing the military in Iraq, using force to bring down the terrorists.
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You should always try to take direct action when you are starting a new important project that will be very important.
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There needed to be some new direct action on our part to make sure that everything went well and smoothly.
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