straighten up or out; make straight
straighten, straighten out(verb)
get up from a sitting or slouching position
"The students straightened when the teacher entered"
tidy, tidy up, clean up, neaten, straighten, straighten out, square away(verb)
put (things or places) in order
"Tidy up your room!"
roll out, straighten(verb)
straighten by unrolling
"roll out the big map"
make straight or straighter
"Straighten this post"; "straighten hair"
To cause to become straight.
To become straight.
To put in order; to sort; to tidy up.
To clarify a situation or concept to (an audience).
To bribe or corrupt.
To stand up, especially from a sitting position.
Origin: From straight + -en
to make straight; to reduce from a crooked to a straight form
to make right or correct; to reduce to order; as, to straighten one's affairs; to straighten an account
a variant of Straiten
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Rank popularity for the word 'straighten' in Verbs Frequency: #1086
The numerical value of straighten in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of straighten in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Examples of straighten in a Sentence
Our job is not to straighten each other out, But to help each other up.
I really kept hoping he would straighten himself up, but he couldn't. He really couldn't.
Years ago, I came back to the farm for a few weeks to help my parents straighten things out.
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.
If a person gets his attitude toward money straight, it will help straighten out almost every other area in his life.
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Translations for straighten
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- adreçar, redreçarCatalan, Valencian
- estirar, desencorvar, destorcer, enderezarSpanish
- suoristaa, oieta, oikaista, suoristuaFinnish
- rechtmaken, rechttrekken, rechten, [[overeind]] [[springen]], zich rechten, opspringen, [[recht]] [[worden]]Dutch
- выпрямля́ться, выпрямля́ть, вы́прямиться, вы́прямитьRussian
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