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Meanings of Straighten-up:

phrasal verb

To organize a place or make it neat

Usage examples:

You need to straighten up your room before your friends come over.

Straightened

ˈstreɪt(ə)n

Meanings of Straightened:

verb

Make or become straight.

Usage examples:

She helped him straighten his tie

Straightened-out

ˈstreɪ.tən

Meanings of Straightened-out:

phrasal verb

To cause someone to improve his or her behavior or character

Usage examples:

I thought marriage would straighten him out., it took me a while to straighten out my father's acco…

Straightener

ˈstreɪ.tən.ər

Meanings of Straightener:

noun

A piece of electrical equipment that you heat up and move through sections of your hair to make it straight

Straighteners

ˈstreɪ.tən.əz

Meanings of Straighteners:

noun

A piece of electrical equipment that you heat up and move through sections of your hair to make it straight

Straightening

ˈstreɪt(ə)n

Meanings of Straightening:

verb

Make or become straight.

Usage examples:

She helped him straighten his tie

Meanings of Straightens:

verb

Make or become straight.

Usage examples:

She helped him straighten his tie

Straighter

streɪt

Meanings of Straighter:

adjective

Extending or moving uniformly in one direction only; without a curve or bend.

Usage examples:

A long, straight road
adverb

In a straight line; directly.

Usage examples:

He was gazing straight at her
noun

A part of something that is not curved or bent, especially a straight section of a racecourse.

Usage examples:

He pulled away in the straight to win by half a second

Meanings of Straightest:

adjective

Extending or moving uniformly in one direction only; without a curve or bend.

Usage examples:

A long, straight road
adverb

In a straight line; directly.

Usage examples:

He was gazing straight at her
noun

A part of something that is not curved or bent, especially a straight section of a racecourse.

Usage examples:

He pulled away in the straight to win by half a second

Meanings of Straightforward:

adjective

Uncomplicated and easy to do or understand.

Usage examples:

In a straightforward case no fees will be charged

Straightforwardly

ˌstreɪtˈfɔːwədli

Meanings of Straightforwardly:

adverb

In a way that is uncomplicated and easy to do or understand.

Usage examples:

Things are done simply and straightforwardly

Straightjacket

ˈstreɪtˌdʒæk.ɪt

Meanings of Straightjacket:

noun

A strong garment with long sleeves which can be tied together to confine the arms of a violent prisoner or mental patient.

Usage examples:

And we were taken to be strapped together in an all-in-one straitjacket.
verb

Restrain with a straitjacket.

Usage examples:

We have been locked in seclusion, placed in restraints, chemically and physically straitjacketed, l…

Meanings of Straightlaced:

adjective

Having or showing very strict moral attitudes.

Usage examples:

His strait-laced parents were horrified

Straightness

ˈstreɪt.nəs

Meanings of Straightness:

noun

The quality of not bending or curving or not sloping to either side, or the degree to which something is like this

Usage examples:

There is more to art than the straightness of lines and the perfection of surfaces., he uses the st…

Straights

streɪt

Meanings of Straights:

noun

A part of something that is not curved or bent, especially a straight section of a racecourse.

Usage examples:

He pulled away in the straight to win by half a second
adjective

Extending or moving uniformly in one direction only; without a curve or bend.

Usage examples:

A long, straight road
adverb

In a straight line; directly.

Usage examples:

He was gazing straight at her

Straightway

ˈstreɪtweɪ

Meanings of Straightway:

adverb

Archaic form of straight away (see straight).

Meanings of Strain:

verb

Force (a part of one's body or oneself) to make an unusually great effort.

Usage examples:

I stopped and listened, straining my ears for any sound
noun

A force tending to pull or stretch something to an extreme or damaging degree.

Usage examples:

The usual type of chair puts an enormous strain on the spine

Meanings of Strain-at:

idiom

To worry or think too much about something that is not important, often forgetting about something that is much more important

Usage examples:

The whole thing has been a classic case of straining at the gnat and cheerfully swallowing the came…

Meanings of Strained:

adjective

Showing signs of nervous tension or tiredness.

Usage examples:

Jean's pale, strained face
verb

Force (a part of one's body or oneself) to make an unusually great effort.

Usage examples:

I stopped and listened, straining my ears for any sound

Strainer

ˈstreɪnə

Meanings of Strainer:

noun

A device having holes punched in it or made of crossed wires for separating solid matter from a liquid.

Usage examples:

A tea strainer

Strainers

ˈstreɪnə

Meanings of Strainers:

noun

A device having holes punched in it or made of crossed wires for separating solid matter from a liquid.

Usage examples:

A tea strainer

Straining

streɪn

Meanings of Straining:

verb

Force (a part of one's body or oneself) to make an unusually great effort.

Usage examples:

I stopped and listened, straining my ears for any sound
noun

A force tending to pull or stretch something to an extreme or damaging degree.

Usage examples:

The usual type of chair puts an enormous strain on the spine

Strains

streɪn

Meanings of Strains:

verb

Force (a part of one's body or oneself) to make an unusually great effort.

Usage examples:

I stopped and listened, straining my ears for any sound
noun

A force tending to pull or stretch something to an extreme or damaging degree.

Usage examples:

The usual type of chair puts an enormous strain on the spine

Meanings of Strait:

noun

A narrow passage of water connecting two seas or two other large areas of water.

Usage examples:

The straits of gibraltar
adjective

(of a place) of limited spatial capacity; narrow or cramped.

Usage examples:

The road was so strait that a handful of men might have defended it

Meanings of Strait-laced:

adjective

Having old-fashioned and unchanging morals, especially relating to sexual matters

Usage examples:

The joke shocked her strait-laced parents.

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