What does straighten mean?

Definitions for straighten
ˈstreɪt nstraight·en

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word straighten.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. straighten, unbend(verb)

    straighten up or out; make straight

  2. straighten, straighten out(verb)

    make straight

  3. straighten(verb)

    get up from a sitting or slouching position

    "The students straightened when the teacher entered"

  4. tidy, tidy up, clean up, neaten, straighten, straighten out, square away(verb)

    put (things or places) in order

    "Tidy up your room!"

  5. roll out, straighten(verb)

    straighten by unrolling

    "roll out the big map"

  6. straighten(verb)

    make straight or straighter

    "Straighten this post"; "straighten hair"


  1. straighten(Verb)

    To cause to become straight.

    Etymology: From straight + -en

  2. straighten(Verb)

    To become straight.

    Etymology: From straight + -en

  3. straighten(Verb)

    To put in order; to sort; to tidy up.

    Etymology: From straight + -en

  4. straighten(Verb)

    To clarify a situation or concept to (an audience).

    Etymology: From straight + -en

  5. straighten(Verb)

    To bribe or corrupt.

    Etymology: From straight + -en

  6. straighten(Verb)

    To stand up, especially from a sitting position.

    Etymology: From straight + -en

Webster Dictionary

  1. Straighten(verb)

    to make straight; to reduce from a crooked to a straight form

  2. Straighten(verb)

    to make right or correct; to reduce to order; as, to straighten one's affairs; to straighten an account

  3. Straighten(verb)

    a variant of Straiten

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'straighten' in Verbs Frequency: #1086

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of straighten in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of straighten in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of straighten in a Sentence

  1. Mike Smolak:

    They were in search of the American dream, and here, with the farm, they found it, years ago, I came back to the farm for a few weeks to help my parents straighten things out.

  2. Mike Smolak:

    Years ago, I came back to the farm for a few weeks to help my parents straighten things out.

  3. President Barack Obama:

    Have you noticed that everyone of these candidates say, 'Obama's weak. Putin's kicking sand in his face. When I talk to Putin, he's going to straighten out,' then it turns out they can't handle a bunch of CNBC moderators at the debate. Let me tell you, if you can't handle those guys, then I don't think the Chinese and the Russians are going to be too worried about you.

  4. Donald Trump:

    Iran is going to work out very nicely, it's very easy to straighten out or it's very easy to make it a lot worse.

  5. President Trump:

    He made such a fool out of himself. What people dont report is the letter he had to do to straighten out his testimony because his testimony was wrong, but Nancy Pelosi... doesnt talk about it.

Images & Illustrations of straighten

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Translations for straighten

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • adreçar, redreçarCatalan, Valencian
  • ισιώνωGreek
  • estirar, desencorvar, destorcer, enderezarSpanish
  • suoristaa, oieta, oikaista, suoristuaFinnish
  • redresserFrench
  • drizzareItalian
  • rechtmaken, rechttrekken, rechten, [[overeind]] [[springen]], zich rechten, opspringen, [[recht]] [[worden]]Dutch
  • endireitarPortuguese
  • îndreptaRomanian
  • выпрямля́ться, выпрямля́ть, вы́прямиться, вы́прямитьRussian

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