Associations to the word «Straighten»


STRAIGHTEN, verb. (transitive) To cause to become straight.
STRAIGHTEN, verb. (intransitive) To become straight.
STRAIGHTEN, verb. (transitive) To put in order; to sort; to tidy up.
STRAIGHTEN, verb. (transitive) To clarify a situation or concept to (an audience).
STRAIGHTEN, verb. (transitive) (slang) To bribe or corrupt.
STRAIGHTEN, verb. (intransitive) To stand up, especially from a sitting position.
STRAIGHTEN ONE'S FACE, verb. To cease laughing or smiling, etc., and compose one's features.
STRAIGHTEN OUT, verb. (transitive) To make straight.
STRAIGHTEN OUT, verb. (transitive) (idiomatic) To correct or rectify.
STRAIGHTEN OUT, verb. (transitive) (idiomatic) To eliminate confusion from or concerning.
STRAIGHTEN OUT, verb. (intransitive) (idiomatic) To correct; to stop doing something wrong.
STRAIGHTEN OUT, verb. (transitive) To tidy, neaten, or organize.
STRAIGHTEN UP, verb. (intransitive) To become straight, or straighter
STRAIGHTEN UP, verb. (ambitransitive) to steer straight
STRAIGHTEN UP, verb. (intransitive) to sit up straight, to stop hunching.
STRAIGHTEN UP, verb. (transitive) to deal with; put in order
STRAIGHTEN UP, verb. (transitive) to tidy; tidy up
STRAIGHTEN UP, verb. (transitive) To clarify
STRAIGHTEN UP, verb. (intransitive) to start living a reformed life

Dictionary definition

STRAIGHTEN, verb. Straighten up or out; make straight.
STRAIGHTEN, verb. Make straight.
STRAIGHTEN, verb. Get up from a sitting or slouching position; "The students straightened when the teacher entered".
STRAIGHTEN, verb. Put (things or places) in order; "Tidy up your room!".
STRAIGHTEN, verb. Straighten by unrolling; "roll out the big map".
STRAIGHTEN, verb. Make straight or straighter; "Straighten this post"; "straighten hair".

Wise words

Wisdom does not show itself so much in precept as in life - in firmness of mind and a mastery of appetite. It teaches us to do, as well as talk, and to make our words and actions all of a color.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca