verb (used with or without object)
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Instead, straighten your civic backbone and push back in clear conscience.Why We Stand With Charlie Hebdo—And You Should Too|John Avlon|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Morris struggled to straighten his back, which involved stiffening a spine rarely used.Powerful Congressman Writes About ‘Fleshy Breasts’|Asawin Suebsaeng|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Fitzpatrick was supposed to assess the situation in Boston and make recommendations to straighten things out.Whitey Bulger’s Defense to Reveal Widespread FBI Complicity|T.J. English|July 30, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Smith did her best, at that press conference, to straighten the whole mess out.
Fox, herself a Navy veteran, tried to straighten things out—and for that, she lost her job.Accuracy Falls by Wayside as VA Rushes to Clear Vast Backlog|Aaron Glantz|November 9, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Then from the little clump of trees came the hoot of an owl that caused him to straighten up quickly and to listen intently.The Cave of Gold|Everett McNeil
Just come and have a talk with Miz T. She'll straighten you around all right.The Gold Girl|James B. Hendryx
It was a formality, he said, to straighten out some tangle, so I did it.The Best Policy|Elliott Flower
Whatever snarls and tangles have gotten into your threads, time and patience will straighten and unravel.The Price of the Prairie|Margaret Hill McCarter
"I know——" declared Isobel, feeling that, because she was a Senior, she must straighten out this tangle.Highacres|Jane Abbott