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  1. ADJ: ADJ n In one-way streets or traffic systems, vehicles can only travel along in one direction.

  2. ADJ: usu ADJ n One-way describes journeys which go to just one place, rather than to that place and then back again.

  3. ADJ: usu ADJ n A one-way ticket or fare is for a journey from one place to another, but not back again. [mainly AM]

    ADV: ADV after v

    • One-way is also an adverb. Unrestricted fares will be increased as much as $80 one-way. (in BRIT, usually use single)
  4. ADJ: ADJ n If you say that a course of action is a one-way ticket to a place or situation, or is a one-way journey there, you are sure that it will lead to the place or situation mentioned.

  5. ADJ: usu ADJ n One-way glass or a one-way mirror is a piece of glass which acts as a mirror when looked at from one side, but acts as a window when looked through from the other side. They are used for watching people without their knowledge.

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Neuter nounADJ In one-way streets or traffic systems, vehicles can only travel along in one direction.Examples

Gotham's maze of no-thoroughfares and one-way streets.

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