Definitions

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  • v. Present participle of straighten.

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Examples

  • Wolf Larsen was engaged in straightening out a row among the hunters.

    Chapter 9

  • Thanks awfully for your help in straightening out my twisted sense of civic duty.

    Think Progress » GOP Claims It’s Upholding The Legacy Of MLK, A Fighter Against The ‘Injustice’ In Health Care Inequality

  • Gore was encouraged to accept the decision for the good of the country. bush, the dumbest person I have ever seen – I don't know how he walks upright – has made a real mess of this country; now they want Gore to have fun in straightening it out!

    Carville: Gore would make a great vice president...again

  • Fitted to the jaws as shown above, the new device registers the arrangement of the teeth and the direction of the “bite,” to guide the dentist in straightening teeth or fitting inlays, crowns, bridges, and plates.

    2006 August

  • When he finally gained his feet, another minute or so was consumed in straightening up, so that he could stand erect as a man should stand.

    Love of Life

  • When he finally gained his feet another minute or so was consumed in straightening up, so that he could stand erect as

    Love of Life

  • Then it occurred to me that with the help of this new word I might succeed in straightening out the "mug-milk" difficulty.

    The Story of My Life

  • "Watch out for squalls, is all I can say to you," was Louis's warning, given during a spare half-hour on deck while Wolf Larsen was engaged in straightening out a row among the hunters.

    Chapter 9

  • Re: I’ve had several insurance claims denied and the effort involved in straightening out what was covered and what wouldn’t be covered and who would eat what cost probably cost the insurance company more money than they saved by having me pay the bills.

    Matthew Yglesias » Prizes for Drugs

  • I’ve had several insurance claims denied and the effort involved in straightening out what was covered and what wouldn’t be covered and who would eat what cost probably cost the insurance company more money than they saved by having me pay the bills.

    Matthew Yglesias » Prizes for Drugs

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