straighten

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Pronunciation[change]

  • IPA: /ˈstɹeɪtn̩/
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Verb[change]

Plain form
straighten

Third-person singular
straightens

Past tense
straightened

Past participle
straightened

Present participle
straightening

  1. (transitive & intransitive) If you straighten a place up, you put everything in the right place.
    Can you straighten up in here, and make your bed?
  2. (transitive & intransitive) If you straighten something, you make it straighter, less curved or irregular.
    He took a deep breath and straightened up before walking in.
    After going through the mountains, the road straightened out.
    She usually straightened her hair in the mornings.

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