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"

Wiktionary

  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

How to pronounce straighten?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say straighten in sign language?

  1. straighten

Numerology

  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. President Trump:

    All I can say is, our Justice Department and our FBI, at the top of each because inside they have incredible people, but our Justice Department and our FBI have to start doing their job and doing it right and doing it now because people are angry, what’s happening is a disgrace. And at some point, I wanted to stay out, but at some point if it doesn’t straighten out properly, I want them to do their job, I will get involved and I’ll get in there if I have to.

  2. Billy Graham:

    If a person gets his attitude toward money straight, it will help straighten out almost every other area in his life.

  3. Ross Perot:

    If you can't stand a little sacrifice and you can't stand a trip across the desert with limited water, we're never going to straighten this country out.

  4. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    1. Modern thinking is a mysterious entity, it is covered in blood and is two meters tall, its smile opens your soul to you and its smile descends to the earth and opens a portal to the dimension of eternal laughter, into a world without values. 2. Death from the dust of all the dead and dust of memories. Fear is all out of the darkness of the subconscious of billions of threads of manipulation. 3. Under the ordinary eye, the eye of anger. Under the eye of anger, the eye of despondency. Under the eye of despondency, the eye of insight of enlightenment of good and light, selfless nobleness. 4. The face tears up from laughter, and there is not flesh and soul, but a continuous smile of awareness. 5. Love is a sports scoreboard, the score of the one who loves more is kept. 6. Truth is a card. An illusion. You tilt a little, you see one, and you straighten up you see another. 7. Lust is erotic poker cards, poker for stripping the truth. Here you will win only loneliness. 8. Reality is a terrible dystopia of smiling optimism, with wired senses, with laughing monsters in your head, that is, your vices. 9. Wandering around in the midst of twilight darkness, the creative person revealed to the world what was hidden in the egg that lay in this fog, essences and monsters of the subconscious crawled out of it through the force field of imagination and depravity, through the force field they arise in the mind. Some in the imagination become prettier, while others are uglier. Then exhibited in a toy marketing store. 10. Careerism (career) is a children's entertainment, attraction mini-golf of self-motivation and discipline. 11. Loneliness is a catcher of erotic dreams. Author: Musin Almat Zhumabekovich

  5. De La Rue:

    With your right hand, hold one end of a resistance band overhead. With your left hand, reach behind you to grab the opposite end of the band, bend right elbow and straighten arm to reach up to the ceiling. Start with three sets of 10 reps, then switch to the other arm.

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Translations for straighten

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  • 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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