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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.

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

I don't know what to do or where to turn in this taxation matter. Somewhere there must be a book that tells all about it, where I could go to straighten it out in my mind. But I don't know where the book is, and maybe I couldn't read it if I found it.
Warren G. Harding

When a person has a gun, sometimes their mind clicks that this thing will win arguments and straighten people out.
Bill Cosby
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Straighten Translations

straighten in German is gerade machen, gerade werden
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