Definition of Straighten up

1. Verb. Straighten oneself. "He drew himself up when he talked to his superior"

Exact synonyms: Draw Up, Pull Up
Generic synonyms: Straighten
Derivative terms: Pull-up



Definition of Straighten up

1. Verb. (intransitive) To become straight, or straighter ¹

2. Verb. (ambitransitive) to steer straight ¹

3. Verb. (intransitive) to sit up straight, to stop hunching. ¹

4. Verb. (transitive) to deal with; put in order ¹

5. Verb. (transitive) to tidy; tidy up ¹

6. Verb. (transitive) To clarify ¹

7. Verb. (intransitive) to start living a reformed life ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Straighten Up

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straight talk
straight talker
straight ticket
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straightarrow(a)
straightaway
straightaways
straightbred
straightbreds
straighted
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straightedges
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straighten up (current term)
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straightforward

Literary usage of Straighten up

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1. American Physical Education Review by American Physical Education Association (1920)
"After leaping forward from the impetus given by the push-off, the runner should not straighten up immediately, as this retards his progress, ..."

2. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1910)
"If you straighten up and touch them wires you will be a goner." The witness says that when this warning was given the deceased looked at him and smiled, ..."

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