verb (used with or without object)
Words nearby straighten
OTHER WORDS FROM straighten
Examples from the Web for straightened
They also noted that somebody appeared to have straightened up the cabin.
When the “Cash for Clunkers” program was stalled, Zients straightened it out.Beware, Republicans: HealthCare.gov Will Rise Again|Michael Tomasky|November 28, 2013|DAILY BEAST
He bent down and said something to her in Farsi and seemed fortified as he straightened to face the press.The Little Girl Who Welcomed Mossadegh to New York|Michael Daly|September 27, 2013|DAILY BEAST
He straightened his back and swallowed hard, then walked to the podium.Obama and the State Department’s Challenge in Egypt|Tara McKelvey|May 27, 2012|DAILY BEAST
He straightened up, as he prepared, somewhat proudly, to reveal his role in this dangerous, unseemly history.
And on one never-to-be-forgotten morning he stood up, straightened himself, breathed God's blessed air, and knew himself free!The Strength of Gideon and Other Stories|Paul Laurence Dunbar
He had straightened up and his eyes shone with a glow of approval.Big Stupe|Charles V. De Vet
Now he straightened himself and drew his hand across his forehead.The Northern Light|E. Werner
She straightened up, gazed silently at the piano for a few moments; sounded a few chords.The Moonlit Way|Robert W. Chambers
She glanced at him curiously as he straightened himself again and dropped upon the cushions at her feet.The Transgression of Andrew Vane|Guy Wetmore Carryl