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straighten

verb straight·en \ˈstrā-tən\

: to make (something) straight or to become straight

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

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

Full Definition of STRAIGHTEN

transitive verb
:  to make straight —usually used with up or out
intransitive verb
:  to become straight —usually used with up or out
straight·en·er \ˈstrāt-nər, ˈstrā-tən-ər\ noun

Examples of STRAIGHTEN

  1. He straightened the bent antenna.
  2. The drooping flowers straightened in the rain.

First Known Use of STRAIGHTEN

1542

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