Definitions for straighten
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word straighten.
straighten up or out; make straight
straighten, straighten outverb
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 awayverb
put (things or places) in order
"Tidy up your room!"
roll out, straightenverb
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.
Etymology: From straight + -en
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
To make not crooked; to make straight.
Etymology: from straight.
A crooked stick is not straightened except it be as far bent on the clean contrary side. Richard Hooker.
Of our selves being so apt to err, the only way which we have to straighten our paths is, by following the rule of his will, whose footsteps naturally are right. Richard Hooker.
Straighten generally means to make or become straight or orderly in form, shape, or position. It can reflect the act of removing or correcting bends, curves, deviations, or irregularities in a physical object or in an abstract idea. It can also refer to improving behavior or circumstances.
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
British National Corpus
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
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.
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.
If a person gets his attitude toward money straight, it will help straighten out almost every other area in his life.
I really kept hoping he would straighten himself up, but he couldn't. He really couldn't.
With the slide in energy, investors have become bearish towards Canada. Eventually that will straighten itself out, but it could take a while.
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Translations for straighten
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- adreçar, redreçarCatalan, Valencian
- desencorvar, enderezar, destorcer, estirarSpanish
- oikaista, suoristaa, suoristua, oietaFinnish
- rechtmaken, rechttrekken, [[recht]] [[worden]], rechten, opspringen, [[overeind]] [[springen]], zich rechtenDutch
- выпрямля́ть, вы́прямить, вы́прямиться, выпрямля́тьсяRussian
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