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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




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