from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To make or become straight or straighter.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To cause to become straight.
  • v. To become straight.
  • v. To put in order; to sort; to tidy up.
  • v. To clarify a situation or concept to (an audience).
  • v. To bribe or corrupt.
  • v. To stand up, especially from a sitting position.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To make straight; to reduce from a crooked to a straight form.
  • transitive v. To make right or correct; to reduce to order.
  • transitive v. A variant of straiten.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To make straight, in any sense; specifically, to reduce from a crooked to a straight form.
  • To become straight; assume a straight form.
  • See straiten.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. make straight
  • v. make straight or straighter
  • v. put (things or places) in order
  • v. straighten up or out; make straight
  • v. straighten by unrolling
  • v. get up from a sitting or slouching position


From straight + -en (Wiktionary)



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