Translation of straight in Spanish:
adjective -er, -est
- 1 1.1 (not curved or wavy)(line/stick/nose/edge)(road)sin curvas(skirt/coat)to walk in a straight linekeep your knees straightcaminar en línea rectahe walks with a straight backno dobles las rodillasa straight left/right (Sport)camina muy erguidostraight cylinders (Cars)un directo con la izquierda/derechasee also → straight anglecilindros (masculine plural) en líneaExample sentences
- At the end of the straight section, the road bends to the right and appears to go down slightly.
- There is a mistaken belief that it is a straight road, while in fact there is a slight bend.
- Two cars start off at the same point on a straight highway facing opposite directions.
Example sentences1.2 (level, upright, vertical) (predicative) to be straight
- After a quick survey of the room, she saw that she was one of a handful of women whose hair was straight rather than curly.
- I have long, straight hair and I don't want it to be curly so please keep that in mind.
- She watched as the rain rinsed off Evelyn's layers of make-up and her straight hair became frizzy curls.
is this picture (hanging) straight?estar derechois my tie straight?¿está derecho el cuadro?your tie isn't straight¿tengo la corbata derecha or bien puesta?llevas or tienes la corbata torcidaExample sentences
- This consisted of a white fitted shirt, a blue straight skirt which came just above the knee and a blue sweatshirt and tie.
- They wore satin dresses with scalloped bodices and straight skirts and carried cream and cerise roses.
- The waitresses wear authentic Thai clothes and look elegant in their long straight skirts and blouses in silks of every hue of the rainbow.
- Your back should be reasonably straight and upright.
- Even his tie, blown to one side by a slight wind, was back to its normal straight position.
- The black tie was straight and positioned perfectly, giving him an overall very professional appearance.
- 2 (in order) (predicative) is my hair straight?I have to get o put my room straight¿tengo bien el pelo?I need a few days to put o set o get my affairs straighttengo que ordenar or arreglar mi cuartoif I pay for the coffees, we'll be straightnecesito unos días para poner mis asuntos en ordento get something straightlet's get this straightsi pago los cafés quedamos or estamos en paz or (Southern Cone) a manoyou have to make sure you've got your facts straighta ver si nos entendemosI went to see the boss to set the record straighttienes que asegurarte de que la información que tienes es correctajust to set the record straight, I never actually said thatfui a ver al jefe para aclarar las cosasto put o set somebody straight about somethingque conste que yo nunca dije esoI soon put him straightaclararle algo a alguienenseguida le aclaré las cosasExample sentences
- It took eight solid hours of cleaning to get the place straight.
- My maid is coming in the morning and I need to get the place straight so she can actually clean.
- I was pretty tired by evening - unpacking and trying to get the house straight had really taken it out of me, so instead of staying up to watch Big Brother, I went to bed early.
- 3 3.1 (direct, clear) the proposal met with a straight rejectionit's a straight choice between buying a car or going on holidayla propuesta fue rechazada de planothis is a straight borrowing from an earlier workla alternativa es clara: o compramos un coche o nos vamos de vacacionesI made $20,000 straight profitesto está sacado directamente de una obra anteriorshe's on straight commissionsaqué 20.000 dólares limpios de beneficioto vote straight Democrattrabaja solo a comisiónit's a straight fightvotar a los demócratas para todos los cargosshe got straight A'ses un mano a mano3.2 (unmixed)≈ sacó sobresaliente en todo(gin/vodka)I always have my Scotch straightsiempre tomo el whisky soloExample sentences
- By the age of 14 Annie was drinking straight vodka, smoking cannabis on a daily basis and almost never going to school.
- That makes it more difficult for employees to hide beer, wine, or straight liquor in a Styrofoam cup or shaded glass.
- I didn't want to just order a beer - how classic - or a glass full of straight vodka.
- It was straight, forthright and honest, and, once the situation was resolved, there were no grudges and no problems.
- But the people he deals with are all evasive to the point that he can't get a straight answer.
- The only way to truly find out why would be to ask all the coaches how they voted and even then it might be hard to get a straight answer.
- This time, the message was simple and straight: You too will grow old one day.
- I wasn't going to be doing any watching so I thought it best to put it in simple, straight terms.
- On the issue of the replacement, the coach said it was not as simple as making a straight swap.
- 4 (honest, frank)(question)all I want is a straight yes or noyou won't get a straight answer out of himlo único que quiero es que me digas que sí o que no, sin másI've been absolutely straight with you about the whole businessno conseguirás que te dé una respuesta clarano te he ocultado nada del asunto
- 5 (successive) See examples: he won in straight sets (Sport)she's had five straight winsganó sin conceder or sin perder ningún setthis is the fifth straight day it's happened (American English)ha ganado cinco veces seguidasha obtenido cinco victorias consecutivas or al hiloa straight flush (Games)este es el quinto día seguido que pasauna escalera de coloruna escalera real
- 6 6.1 (serious)(composer)6.2 (conventional) [colloquial] straight sexde música seria6.3 (heterosexual) [colloquial]relaciones (feminine plural) sexuales convencionalesExample sentences
- They are straight, decent guys; unassuming and happy to take whatever slings and arrows are on the pitch.
- They're so straight, some of these people, that you can see how stressed they are when it comes to asking for cannabis.
- They were very good people and very straight, honest people.
- But let's face it - straight people have the option to get married.
- One reader even suggested that an organization should be founded to encourage other straight people to do the same.
- I don't really care what it's called, but if non-religious straight people can get married, so should gays.
- It's a great experience as there is a lot more latitude but I actually prefer dramas and straight thrillers.
- Though the subject matter is somewhat similar, this is a straight drama, devoid of comic moments and Seventies retro.
- It is a subject familiar to us from screwball farces, and one from which a straight drama could also be drawn.
- 1 1.1 (in a straight line)(walk)they live straight across from usen línea rectashe looked straight ahead/upviven justo enfrente de nosotrosthe truck was coming straight at memiró al frente/hacia arribaI aimed straight for his heartel camión venía derecho or justo hacia míel camión se me venía encimahe made straight for the barle apunté justo al corazóncan you look me straight in the eye and tell me that?se fue derecho al barkeep/drive straight on until you come to the lights¿podrías decírmelo mirándome a la cara?the bullet went straight through his armsigue derecho hasta llegar al semáforo1.2 (erect)la bala le atravesó el brazo(sit/stand)sit up straightponte derechoExample sentences
- Stifling a cry of pain, she stiffly moved herself into a better position holding her arms straight as possible.
- Before he was even able to stand up straight he pulled her over towards an awaiting wagon.
- I pull my navy jumper straight and flex my fingers, ready to type.
- 2 2.1 (directly) I came straight home from workshe drank it straight from the bottlevine directamente or derecho a casa después del trabajohe looked like something straight out of a horror moviese lo bebió directamente de la botellaI joined the army straight from schoolparecía salido de una película de terrorthey walked straight inme alisté en el ejército en cuanto terminé el colegio2.2 (immediately) See examples: I went out straight after dinnerentraron sin llamarI regretted it straight afterwardssalí inmediatamente después de cenarsalí en cuanto terminé de cenarthat music takes me straight back to my childhoodme arrepentí inmediatamenteme arrepentí en cuanto lo dije ( or lo hice etc)I'll bring it straight backesa música me transporta a mi infanciashe said straight off she wasn't paying [colloquial]enseguida lo devuelvoI'll come straight to the pointdijo de entrada que ella no pagabaif you do that again, you go straight to bediré derecho or directamente al granostraight away → straightawaysi vuelves a hacer eso, te vas derechito a la cama [colloquial]Example sentences
- The lid fell down with a great force straight on to my hand.
- Immediately after the causeway, head right through a gate and follow the lakeside path straight on then through woodland to reach a lane across your path.
- Follow the road straight on through the village passing the church on your left then follow Bankwell Road straight on.
- 3 [colloquial] 3.1 (frankly)give it to me straight, Meg, am I going to get better?con franquezashe told him straight outdímelo con franqueza, Meg ¿me voy a mejorar?3.2 (honestly) See examples: are you playing straight with me?se lo dijo sin rodeosto go straighthe swore he'd go straight¿estás jugando limpio conmigo?I'm going straightprometió que se reformaría or se enmendaríame estoy portando bienestoy llevando una vida honradaExample sentences
- You need to tell him straight and not make excuses; it's not your fault that you like another person and it's not as if you used to be going out with him, so it won't be so bad telling him. Just say I'm sorry, I don't feel the same.
- I think just tell them straight that you cannot take up their job offer.
- 4 (clearly)(see/think)I can't think straightcon claridadno puedo pensar claro or con claridadExample sentences
- When we are emotionally upset and complain that we can no longer think straight we are in fact quite correct.
- Europeans have to think straight, to talk honestly and recognise their commonality.
- So often she had been too drugged to think straight or she had been kept too busy to think.
- 1 1.1 (on race track) (Sport)the straightto reach/enter the (final) straightla recta1.2 (straight line) See examples: cut the material on the straightllegar a/entrar en la recta finalsee also → straight and narrowcorta la tela al hiloExample sentences
- The field bunched up turning into the straight with over four furlongs to run and a host of horses were in with a chance.
- Woodbine, with big, sweeping turns and a long straight, is the perfect track for European horses.
- He kept his horse against the far rails all the way up the straight for a popular win in the Stanley Racing Handicap.
- 2 2.1 (heterosexual) [colloquial] 2.2 (conventional person) [colloquial]Example sentences
- I have heard both gays and straights say that bisexuals can exercise heterosexual privilege and live a straight life, enjoying all the rights that gays don't have.
- ‘There is no difference on average between the economic status of gays and lesbians and straights,’ Badgett says.
- Nobody knows what makes someone gay, lesbian, bisexual or straight.
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