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straight·en

 (strāt′n)
tr. & intr.v. straight·ened, straight·en·ing, straight·ens
To make or become straight or straighter.
Phrasal Verb:
straighten out
1. To resolve (a confusion or conflict).
2. To make less confused or troubled: tried to straighten out the problem student.

straight′en·er n.

straighten

(ˈstreɪtən)
vb
1. to make or become straight
2. (tr) to make neat or tidy: straighten your desk.
ˈstraightener n

straight•en

(ˈstreɪt n)

v.t., v.i.
1. to make or become straight or orderly (often fol. by up or out).
2. straighten out,
a. to free or become free of confusion or difficulties.
b. to improve in conduct or character.
[1535–45]
straight′en•er, n.

straighten


Past participle: straightened
Gerund: straightening

Imperative
straighten
straighten
Present
I straighten
you straighten
he/she/it straightens
we straighten
you straighten
they straighten
Preterite
I straightened
you straightened
he/she/it straightened
we straightened
you straightened
they straightened
Present Continuous
I am straightening
you are straightening
he/she/it is straightening
we are straightening
you are straightening
they are straightening
Present Perfect
I have straightened
you have straightened
he/she/it has straightened
we have straightened
you have straightened
they have straightened
Past Continuous
I was straightening
you were straightening
he/she/it was straightening
we were straightening
you were straightening
they were straightening
Past Perfect
I had straightened
you had straightened
he/she/it had straightened
we had straightened
you had straightened
they had straightened
Future
I will straighten
you will straighten
he/she/it will straighten
we will straighten
you will straighten
they will straighten
Future Perfect
I will have straightened
you will have straightened
he/she/it will have straightened
we will have straightened
you will have straightened
they will have straightened
Future Continuous
I will be straightening
you will be straightening
he/she/it will be straightening
we will be straightening
you will be straightening
they will be straightening
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been straightening
you have been straightening
he/she/it has been straightening
we have been straightening
you have been straightening
they have been straightening
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been straightening
you will have been straightening
he/she/it will have been straightening
we will have been straightening
you will have been straightening
they will have been straightening
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been straightening
you had been straightening
he/she/it had been straightening
we had been straightening
you had been straightening
they had been straightening
Conditional
I would straighten
you would straighten
he/she/it would straighten
we would straighten
you would straighten
they would straighten
Past Conditional
I would have straightened
you would have straightened
he/she/it would have straightened
we would have straightened
you would have straightened
they would have straightened
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.straighten - straighten up or outstraighten - straighten up or out; make straight
change posture - undergo a change in bodily posture
bend, flex - form a curve; "The stick does not bend"
2.straighten - make straight
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"
untwist - cause to become untwisted
unbend - free from flexure; "unbend a bow"
extend - open or straighten out; unbend; "Can we extend the legs of this dining table?"
channelise, channelize - cause to form a channel; "channelize a stream"
untwine - undo what has been twined together; "untwine the strings"
unweave - undo strands that have been woven together
comb - straighten with a comb; "comb your hair"
3.straighten - get up from a sitting or slouching position; "The students straightened when the teacher entered"
rear, rise up - stand up on the hind legs, of quadrupeds; "The horse reared in terror"
straighten up, draw up, pull up - straighten oneself; "He drew himself up when he talked to his superior"
change posture - undergo a change in bodily posture
4.straighten - put (things or places) in order; "Tidy up your room!"
make up, make - put in order or neaten; "make the bed"; "make up a room"
order - bring order to or into; "Order these files"
clean house, houseclean, clean - clean and tidy up the house; "She housecleans every week"
5.straighten - straighten by unrolling; "roll out the big map"
unwind, disentangle - separate the tangles of
6.straighten - make straight or straighter; "Straighten this post"; "straighten hair"
arrange, set up - put into a proper or systematic order; "arrange the books on the shelves in chronological order"
crystalise, crystalize, crystallise, shed light on, sort out, crystallize, elucidate, illuminate, enlighten, straighten out, clear up, clear - make free from confusion or ambiguity; make clear; "Could you clarify these remarks?"; "Clear up the question of who is at fault"
unsnarl, disentangle, straighten out - extricate from entanglement; "Can you disentangle the cord?"

straighten

verb neaten, arrange, tidy (up), order, spruce up, smarten up, put in order, set or put to rights She looked in the mirror and straightened her hair.
straighten something out sort out, resolve, put right, settle, correct, work out, clear up, rectify, disentangle, unsnarl My sister had come in with her common sense and straightened things out.
straighten up stand upright, stand up, stand up straight, straighten your back He straightened up and slipped his hands in his pockets.

straighten

verb
1. To make even, smooth, or level:
2. To make or keep (an area) clean and orderly.Also used with up:
clean (up), clear (up), neaten (up), police, spruce (up), tidy (up).
phrasal verb
straighten out
To bring (something) into a state of agreement or accord:
Translations
يَجْعَلُه مُسْتَقيما
narovnat
rétta
poravnativzravnati sezravnati se
düzel mek

straighten

[ˈstreɪtn]
A. VT [+ wire, nail] (also straighten out) → enderezar; [+ picture, tie, hat] → poner derecho, enderezar; [+ tablecloth] (= arrange) → poner bien; (= smooth out) → alisar; [+ hair] → alisar; [+ hem] → igualar (also straighten up) [+ room, house] → ordenar, arreglar; [+ papers] → ordenar
to have one's teeth straightenedponerse bien los dientes
to straighten one's shouldersponer la espalda erguida or recta or derecha
to straighten one's backponerse derecho or erguido
to straighten o.s. (up)arreglarse
B. VI = straighten out B
straighten out
A. VT + ADV
1. [+ wire, nail] → enderezar
2. (= resolve) [+ problem] → resolver
3. [+ person] I soon straightened him out on that pointenseguida le aclaré las cosas a ese respecto
they sent me to a psychoanalyst to try and straighten me outme mandaron a un psicoanalista para ver si resolvía mis problemas
if you don't behave I'll send your father in to straighten you outsi no te comportas llamaré a tu padre para que te ajuste las cuentas
B. VI + ADV
1. [road] after the crossroads the road straightens outtras el cruce ya no hay más curvas
the road hardly straightens out at all from here to Bangorson todo curvas de aquí a Bangor
2. (= give up drugs) → desengancharse

straighten

[ˈstreɪtən]
vt
(= tidy) [+ tie, picture, cushions] → arranger
(= make straight) [+ nail] → redresser; [+ leg] → tendre
to straighten one's back → se redresser
vi
(= become straight) [road] → devenir moins sinueux/euse
(= stand straight) [person] → se redresser
straighten out
vi [road, river] → devenir moins sinueux/euse
vt sep
(= make straight) → redresser
(= sort out) [+ finances, affairs] → régler
to straighten things out → régler les chosesstraight-faced [ˌstreɪtˈfeɪst]
advd'un air impassible
adjimpassible

straighten

vt
(= make straight) back, legs etcgerade machen; picturegerade hinhängen; road, riverbegradigen; hatgerade aufsetzen; tablecloth, sheet, rope, clothes, tiegerade ziehen; wiregerade biegen; one’s shouldersstraffen; hairglätten
(= tidy)in Ordnung bringen
vi (road, plant etc)gerade werden; (hair)glatt werden; (person)sich aufrichten
vr to straighten oneselfsich aufrichten

straighten

[ˈstreɪtn]
1. vt (sth bent) (also straighten out) → raddrizzare; (hair) → stirare; (tablecloth, tie) → aggiustare; (tidy) (also straighten up) → mettere in ordine (fig) (problem) (also straighten out) → spianare, risolvere
to straighten things out → mettere le cose a posto
to straighten one's shoulders → raddrizzarsi
straighten your shoulders! → stai su dritto!
2. vi (person) (also straighten (o.s.) up) → raddrizzarsi

straight

(streit) adjective
1. not bent or curved. a straight line; straight (= not curly) hair; That line is not straight.
2. (of a person, his behaviour etc) honest, frank and direct. Give me a straight answer!
3. properly or levelly positioned. Your tie isn't straight.
4. correct and tidy. I'll never get this house straight!; Now let's get the facts straight!
5. (of drinks) not mixed. a straight gin.
6. (of a face, expression etc) not smiling or laughing. You should keep a straight face while you tell a joke.
7. (of an actor) playing normal characters, or (of a play) of the ordinary type – not a musical or variety show.
adverb
1. in a straight, not curved, line; directly. His route went straight across the desert; She can't steer straight; Keep straight on.
2. immediately, without any delay. He went straight home after the meeting.
3. honestly or fairly. You're not playing (= behaving) straight.
noun
the straight part of something, eg of a racecourse. He's in the final straight.
ˈstraighten verb
to make or become straight. He straightened his tie; The road curved and then straightened.
ˈstraightness noun
straightˈforward adjective
1. without difficulties or complications; simple. a straightforward task.
2. (of a person, his manner etc) frank and honest. a nice straightforward boy.
straightˈforwardly adverb
straightˈforwardness noun
straight talking
frank discussion.
go straight
(of a former criminal) to lead an honest life.
straight away
immediately. Do it straight away!
straighten out/up
Their house is where the lane straightens out; He was bending over his work, but straightened up when he saw me; She straightened the room up; He's trying to straighten out the facts.
a straight fight
an election contest involving only two candidates.
straight off
straight away.

straighten

vt, vi enderezar(se); Straighten your leg..Enderece la pierna.
References in classic literature ?
I thought I'd jis look over sis's things, and get 'em straightened up.
Ojo gave a jump, for he saw several broad leaves leaning toward him; but the Shaggy Man began to whistle again, and at the sound the leaves all straightened up on their stems and kept still.
The sailor immediately straightened up, faced his officer, clicked his heels together and saluted.