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to straighten

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  • straighten (something) out — 1. to arrange or organize something that is in disorder. It took her a while to straighten out her father s accounts. When her husband died, there were problems with his will, and it took her a year to straighten them all out. 2. to end… …   New idioms dictionary

  • straighten out — {v.} To correct a mistake; make you realize you are wrong. * /The teacher saw Jim s awkward sentence on the board and asked for volunteers to straighten it out./ * /Sometimes only a good spanking will straighten out a naughty child./ Syn.: SQUARE …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • straighten up — {v.} To put in order; make neat. * /Vic had to straighten up his room before he could go swimming./ * /Mrs. Johnson straightened up the house before company came./ Compare: PICK UP(6b), SQUARE AWAY …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • straighten out — {v.} To correct a mistake; make you realize you are wrong. * /The teacher saw Jim s awkward sentence on the board and asked for volunteers to straighten it out./ * /Sometimes only a good spanking will straighten out a naughty child./ Syn.: SQUARE …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • straighten up — {v.} To put in order; make neat. * /Vic had to straighten up his room before he could go swimming./ * /Mrs. Johnson straightened up the house before company came./ Compare: PICK UP(6b), SQUARE AWAY …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • Straighten — 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. [1913 Webster] 2. To make right or correct; to reduce to order; as, to straighten one s affairs; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • straighten — [strāt′ n] vt., vi. to make or become straight straighten out 1. to make or become less confused, easier to deal with, etc. ☆ 2. to make or become more correct or moral in behavior; reform straighten up to put in good order; make tidy [straighten …   English World dictionary

  • straighten someone out — straighten (someone) out to cause someone s behavior or character to improve. I thought marriage would straighten him out but it hasn t. He plays the part of an uncle trying to straighten out a troubled teenager …   New idioms dictionary

  • straighten out — straighten (someone) out to cause someone s behavior or character to improve. I thought marriage would straighten him out but it hasn t. He plays the part of an uncle trying to straighten out a troubled teenager …   New idioms dictionary

  • straighten up something — straighten up (something) to make things neat. Be sure to straighten up your room before you leave. It was only four thirty, and she still had time to straighten things up before the guests arrived …   New idioms dictionary

  • straighten up — (something) to make things neat. Be sure to straighten up your room before you leave. It was only four thirty, and she still had time to straighten things up before the guests arrived …   New idioms dictionary

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