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straighten

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verb straight·en \ˈstrā-tən\

Simple Definition of straighten

  • : to make (something) straight or to become straight

  • : to make (something) organized or tidy : to put (something) in order

Full Definition of straighten

straight·enedstraight·en·ing play \ˈstrāt-niŋ, ˈstrā-tən-iŋ\

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to make straight —usually used with up or out

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to become straight —usually used with up or out

straight·en·er play \ˈstrāt-nər, ˈstrā-tən-ər\ noun

Examples of straighten

  1. He straightened the bent antenna.

  2. The drooping flowers straightened in the rain.



1542

First Known Use of straighten

1542

Rhymes with straighten



STRAIGHTEN Defined for Kids

straighten

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verb straight·en \ˈstrā-tən\

Definition of straighten

straight·enedstraight·en·ing

  1. 1 :  to make or become straight <The road straightened out.>

  2. 2 :  to put in order <Please straighten up the room.>





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