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- v. To make straight.
- v. To correct or rectify.
- v. To eliminate confusion from or concerning.
- v. To correct; to stop doing something wrong.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. make free from confusion or ambiguity; make clear
- v. extricate from entanglement
- v. make straight
- v. change for the better
- v. settle or put right
- v. put (things or places) in order
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Their notion was for "a short sharp punch to straighten out First Panzer Army's position south of the Donetz,"
He still drank, but he'd apparently been frightened enough at Raiford to straighten out just a bit.
So, for example, the dead James Chaffin Sr. had to straighten out unfinished business; the Rumanian phantom was piqued over the fate of his corpse.
Our sand-hill days were very pleasant, outside of the seldom changed diet, namely the mush, which we had to sometimes eat with molasses; the treatment of Gilbert, and the attempt to straighten out our unruly wools.
The highway began to straighten out as it reached the bottom.
On one occasion an old lady, by the name of Janney Cuteron, attempted to straighten out my wool with one of those Jim-crows; as she hitched the teeth of the instrument in my unyielding wool with her great masculine hand, of course I was jerked flat on my back.
But before this was done, however, the unsuccessful attempt was made to straighten out our unruly wools with some small cards, or Jim-crows as we called them.
General Samford made an honest attempt to straighten out the Washington National Sightings, but the cards were stacked against him.
Martin Luther King had returned to Memphis in April to try to straighten out the sanitation-worker strike that had escalated into violence, the disturbance possibly started by undercover police infiltrators.