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Definition of Straighten


  1. To make straight; to reduce from a crooked to a straight form.
  2. To make right or correct; to reduce to order; as, to straighten one's affairs; to straighten an account.
  3. A variant of Straiten.

Straighten Quotations

Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle. And so we must straighten our backs and work for our freedom. A man can't ride you unless your back is bent.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

The history of American women is about the fight for freedom, but it's less a war against oppressive men than a struggle to straighten out the perpetually mixed message about women's role that was accepted by almost everybody of both genders.
Gail Collins

I have very curly hair and I straighten it every day - it takes maybe two minutes. I can't imagine anyone having a bigger challenge than I do in the kinkiness that is my crazy 'fro.'
Ginnifer Goodwin

When peoples care for you and cry for you, they can straighten out your soul.
Langston Hughes

Some days it is a heroic act just to refuse the paralysis of fear and straighten up and step into another day.
Edward Albert
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Straighten Translations

straighten in German is gerade machen, gerade werden
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