• IPA: /ˈstɹeɪtn̩/

straighten (straightens, present participle straightening; past and past participle straightened)

  1. (transitive) To cause to become straight.
  2. (intransitive) To become straight.
  3. (transitive) To put in order#Adjective|order; to sort#Verb|sort; to tidy up.
    to straighten one's affairs, or an account
  4. (transitive) To clarify a situation or concept to (an audience).
  5. (transitive, slang) To bribe#Verb|bribe or corrupt#Verb|corrupt.
  6. (intransitive) To stand up, especially from a sitting position.
Translations Translations
  • Russian: выпрямля́ться

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