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Definition 1: put (things or places) in order - [verb of change]

Samples where straighten out or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Tidy up your room!

Synonyms for straighten out in the sense of this definition

(straighten out is a kind of ...) bring order to or into

"Order these files"

(... is a kind of straighten out ) put in order or neaten

"make the bed" "make up a room"

(... is a kind of straighten out ) clean and tidy up the house

"She housecleans every week"

Definition 2: settle or put right - [verb of change]

Samples where straighten out or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • we need to iron out our disagreements

Synonyms for straighten out in the sense of this definition

(straighten out is a kind of ...) to make better

"The editor improved the manuscript with his changes"

Definition 3: change for the better - [verb of change]

Samples where straighten out or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The lazy student promised to reform
  • the habitual cheater finally saw the light

Synonyms for straighten out in the sense of this definition

(straighten out is a kind of ...) get better

"The weather improved toward evening"

(straighten out has a similar meaning as ...) bring, lead, or force to abandon a wrong or evil course of life, conduct, and adopt a right one

"The Church reformed me" "reform your conduct"

Definition 4: make free from confusion or ambiguity; make clear - [verb of cognition]

Samples where straighten out or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Could you clarify these remarks?
  • Clear up the question of who is at fault

Synonyms for straighten out in the sense of this definition

(straighten out is a kind of ...) make clear and (more) comprehensible

"clarify the mystery surrounding her death"

Definition 5: make straight - [verb of contact]

Synonyms for straighten out in the sense of this definition

(straighten out is a kind of ...) cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

"The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city" "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"

(... is a kind of straighten out ) cause to become untwisted

(... is a kind of straighten out ) free from flexure

"unbend a bow"

(... is a kind of straighten out ) open or straighten out; unbend

"Can we extend the legs of this dining table?"

(... is a kind of straighten out ) cause to form a channel

"channelize a stream"

(... is a kind of straighten out ) undo what has been twined together

"untwine the strings"

(... is a kind of straighten out ) undo strands that have been woven together

(... is a kind of straighten out ) straighten with a comb

"comb your hair"

Definition 6: extricate from entanglement - [verb of contact]

Samples where straighten out or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Can you disentangle the cord?

Synonyms for straighten out in the sense of this definition

(straighten out is a kind of ...) bring order to or into

"Order these files"

(... is a kind of straighten out ) disentangle and raise the fibers of

"tease wool"

(... is a kind of straighten out ) disentangle

"can you unravel the mystery?"

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