Definition of Straightens

1. Verb. (third-person singular of straighten) ¹



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Definition of Straightens

1. straighten [v] - See also: straighten

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Straightens

straightaway
straightaways
straightbred
straightbreds
straighted
straightedge
straightedges
straighten
straighten out
straighten up
straightenable
straightened
straightener
straighteners
straightening
straightens (current term)
straighter
straightest
straightfaced
straightfacedly
straightfaces
straightforth
straightforward
straightforwardly
straightforwardness
straighthorn
straighthorns
straighties
straighting

Literary usage of Straightens

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1. The Theological and Literary Journal (1851)
"... and puts them into his vice, and straightens or crooks them into the dogma, that man is blamable before he chooses to do wrong; deserving of punishment ..."

2. Natural History for the Use of Schools and Families by Worthington Hooker (1860)
"It now suddenly lets go its hold, and straightens the body with such violence that the noise produced by its hooks is very perceptible. ..."

3. Natural History for the Use of Schools and Families by Worthington Hooker (1867)
"It now suddenly lets go its hold, and straightens the body with such violence that the noise produced by its hooks is very perceptible. ..."

4. Therapeutic Gazette (1894)
"Autopsy in cases examined several months after operation showed that the new canal gradually shortens, straightens, and its walls become thicker. ..."

5. A California Tramp and Later Footprints: Or, Life on the Plains and in the by Thaddeus Stevens Kenderdine (1888)
"He gets the " extras," who are experts with the whip, to lash THE S straightens TO AN J. the oxen, while strong arms are at the wheels. ..."

6. The Philosophy of Memory and Other Essays: Consisting of Articles on the by David Thomas Smith (1899)
"This instrument consists of a bent tube or hollow metal receiver which straightens when steam is admitted to it under pressure, and which has an apparatus ..."

7. The Evolution of Life, Or, Causes of Change in Animal Forms: A Study in Biology by Hubbard Winslow Mitchell (1891)
"... banana, date, maize, rice — Invents weapons— Discovers fire — A cooler climate whitens his skin and straightens his hair—He reaches the Mediterranean ..."

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