set/put the record straight

Definition of set/put the record straight

  1. :  to provide the facts about something that people have a false understanding or idea about Let me set the record straight about what really happened last week.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to cause to sit :  place in or on a seat

    :  to put (a fowl) on eggs to hatch them

    :  to put (eggs) for hatching under a fowl or into an incubator

  1. :  the act or action of setting

    :  the condition of being set

    :  a number of things of the same kind that belong or are used together

  1. :  intent, determined

    :  intentional, premeditated

    :  fixed by authority or appointment :  prescribed, specified

  1. :  to place in a specified position or relationship :  lay

    :  to move in a specified direction

    :  to send (as a weapon or missile) into or through something :  thrust

  1. :  a throw made with an overhand pushing motion

    :  the act or an instance of putting the shot

    :  an option to sell a specified amount of a security (as a stock) or commodity (as wheat) at a fixed price at or within a specified time — compare call 3d

  1. :  being in place :  fixed, set

recordplay
  1. :  to set down in writing :  furnish written evidence of

    :  to deposit an authentic official copy of

    :  to state for or as if for the record

  1. :  the state or fact of being recorded

    :  something that records: such as

    :  something that recalls or relates past events

  1. :  of, relating to, or being one that is extraordinary among or surpasses others of its kind

  1. :  a function of an electronic device that causes it to record

straightplay
  1. :  free from curves, bends, angles, or irregularities

    :  generated by a point moving continuously in the same direction and expressed by a linear equation

    :  lying along or holding to a direct or proper course or method

  1. :  in a straight manner

  1. :  straighten

  1. :  something that is straight: such as

    :  a straight line or arrangement

    :  straightaway


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