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

Translation of straighten in Italian:

transitive verb

  • 1
    tendere (arm, leg)
    raddrizzare (picture, teeth)
    rendere dritto, rifare dritto (road)
    stirare (hair)
    pareggiare (hem)
    to straighten one's back o shoulders
    raddrizzarsi
    to have one's nose straightened
    farsi rifare il naso
    to have one's teeth straightened
    farsi raddrizzare i denti
  • 2
    also: straighten up
    (tidy)
    mettere ordine su, mettere a posto su (desk)

intransitive verb

  • 1 (road)
    diventare dritto
  • 2 (person)
    raddrizzarsi

Phrasal verbs

straighten out:

1 straighten out
(road)
diventare dritto
2 straighten out [something], straighten [something] out 2.1
raddrizzare (something crooked)
rendere dritto, rifare dritto (road)
2.2 [figurative] (clarify)
chiarire (misunderstanding)
organizzare (life)
to straighten things out
sistemare o organizzare le cose

straighten up:

1 straighten up 1.1
(person)
raddrizzarsi
to straighten up and fly right (American English) [figurative]
1.2 [figurative] (tidy up)
2 straighten up [somebody, something], straighten [somebody, something] up 2.1
raddrizzare (leaning, crooked object)
2.2 (tidy)
rimettere a posto, riordinare (objects, room)
to straighten oneself up
mettersi in ordine o aggiustarsi
go and straighten yourself up! [informal]
vai a darti una sistemata!

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