verb (used with or without object)
TAKE ROUND 2 OF OUR PSAT VOCABULARY QUIZ!
OTHER WORDS FROM straighten
Words nearby straighten
Example sentences from the Web for straighten
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