straighten

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verb straight·en \ˈstrā-tən\

Definition of straighten

straightened

straightening

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

straightener

play \ˈstrāt-nər, ˈstrā-tən-ər\ noun

Examples of straighten in a sentence

  1. He straightened the bent antenna.

  2. The drooping flowers straightened in the rain.

1542

First Known Use of straighten

1542



STRAIGHTEN Defined for English Language Learners

straighten

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verb straight·en \ˈstrā-tən\

Definition of straighten for English Language Learners

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

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


STRAIGHTEN Defined for Kids

straighten

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verb straight·en \ˈstrā-tən\

Definition of straighten for Students

straightened

straightening

  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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