Definitions for: Straighten


[v] put (things or places) in order; "Tidy up your room!"
[v] make straight or straighter; "Straighten this post"; "straighten hair"
[v] make straight
[v] straighten by unrolling; "roll out the big map"
[v] get up from a sitting or slouching position; "The students straightened when the teacher entered"
[v] straighten up or out; make straight



Webster (1913) Definition: Straight"en, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Straighted; p.
pr. & vb. n. Straighting.]
1. To make straight; to reduce from a crooked to a straight
form.

2. To make right or correct; to reduce to order; as, to
straighten one's affairs; to straighten an account.

To straighten one's face, to cease laughing or smiling,
etc., and compose one's features.


Straight"en, v. t.
A variant of Straiten. [Obs. or R.]

Synonyms: clean up, neaten, roll out, square away, straighten out, straighten out, tidy, tidy up, unbend

Antonyms: bend, flex

See Also: alter, arrange, change, change posture, channelise, channelize, clean, clean house, clear, clear up, comb, crystalise, crystalize, crystallise, crystallize, disentangle, disentangle, draw up, elucidate, enlighten, extend, houseclean, illuminate, make, make up, order, pull up, rear, rise up, set up, shed light on, sort out, straighten up, unbend, unsnarl, untwine, untwist, unweave, unwind

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