straighten out

Definitions of straighten out
  1. verb
    make free from confusion or ambiguity; make clear
  2. verb
    put (things or places) in order
    synonyms: clean up, neaten, square away, straighten, 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
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    order
    bring order to or into
  3. verb
    settle or put right
    synonyms: iron out, put right
  4. verb
    make straight
    synonyms: straighten
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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
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    alter, change, modify
    cause to change; make different; cause a transformation
  5. verb
    extricate from entanglement
    synonyms: disentangle, unsnarl
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    entangle, mat, snarl, tangle
    twist together or entwine into a confusing mass
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    loosen, tease, tease apart
    disentangle and raise the fibers of
    ravel, ravel out, unravel
    disentangle
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    order
    bring order to or into
  6. verb
    change for the better
    synonyms: reform, see the light
    reclaim, rectify, reform, regenerate
    bring, lead, or force to abandon a wrong or evil course of life, conduct, and adopt a right one
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