straighten

Definitions of straighten
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v make straight or straighter

Straighten this post”
straighten hair”
Type of:
arrange, set up
put into a proper or systematic order

v make straight

Synonyms:
straighten out
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untwist
cause to become untwisted
unbend
free from flexure
extend
open or straighten out; unbend
channelise, channelize
cause to form a channel
untwine
undo what has been twined together
unweave
undo strands that have been woven together
comb
straighten with a comb
roach
comb (hair) into a roach
currycomb
clean (a horse) with a currycomb
hackle, hatchel, heckle
comb with a heckle
Type of:
alter, change, modify
cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

v straighten up or out; make straight

Synonyms:
unbend
Antonyms:
bend, flex
form a curve
Type of:
change posture
undergo a change in bodily posture

v get up from a sitting or slouching position

“The students straightened when the teacher entered”
Types:
rear, rise up
stand up on the hind legs, of quadrupeds
draw up, pull up, straighten up
straighten oneself
rear back
rear backwards on its hind legs
Type of:
change posture
undergo a change in bodily posture

v put (things or places) in order

Synonyms:
clean up, neaten, square away, straighten out, tidy, tidy up
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make, make up
put in order or neaten
clean, clean house, houseclean
clean and tidy up the house
G.I., GI
clean in preparation for inspection
spring-clean
thoroughly clean the entire house, often done only once a year
Type of:
order
bring order to or into

v straighten by unrolling

Synonyms:
roll out
Type of:
disentangle, unwind
separate the tangles of

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