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Verb: straighten  strey-t(u)n
  1. (of a person) stop bending, stand straight up
    - unbend
  2. Make straight
    - straighten out
  3. Get up from a sitting or slouching position
    "The students straightened when the teacher entered"
  4. Put (things or places) in order
    "straighten up your room!";
    - tidy, tidy up, clean up, neaten, straighten out, square away [N. Amer], declutter
  5. Make flat by unrolling
    "straighten the big map";
    - roll out
  6. Make straight or straighter
    "Straighten this post"; "straighten hair"

Sounds like: straights, stighten, st

Derived forms: straightening, straightened, straightens

See also: straighten out

Type of: alter, arrange, change, change posture, disentangle, modify, order, set up, unwind

Antonym: bend