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straighten
British English: /ˈstreɪt(ə)n/
American English: /ˈstreɪtn/

Translation of straighten in French:

transitive verb

  • 2
    also: straighten up
    (tidy)
    mettre [quelque chose] en ordre
    (room)
    mettre de l'ordre sur
    (desk)

intransitive verb

  • 2
    (person)
    se redresser

Idioms

to straighten up and fly right

(American English)

Phrasal verbs

straighten out

1 straighten out
(road)
devenir droit
2 straighten out [something], straighten [something] out 2.1 [literal]
(something crooked)
2.2 [figurative] (clarify)
tirer [quelque chose] au clair
(misunderstanding, problem)
(life)
to straighten things out
organiser or arranger les choses

straighten up

1 straighten up 1.1 [literal]
(person)
se redresser
1.2 [figurative] (tidy up)
mettre de l'ordre
2 straighten up [somebody/something], straighten [somebody/something] up 2.1 [literal]
mettre droit
(leaning object)
(crooked object)
2.2 (tidy)
(objects, room)
to straighten oneself up
s'arranger
go and straighten yourself up (informal)!
va t'arranger un peu!

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