Translation of straighten in Spanish:

straighten

Pronunciation: /ˈstreɪtn/

vt

  • 1.1 (make straight) [nail/wire] enderezar*; [hair] alisar, estirar; [bedclothes/tablecloth] estirar; [picture] enderezar*, poner* derecho he straightened his tie se enderezó la corbata that hem needs straightening hay que igualar or redondear ese dobladillo I've had my teeth straightened me he hecho enderezar los dientes straighten your back ponte derecho 1.2 (tidy) [room/papers] arreglar, ordenar; [bed] estirar, arreglar

Phrasal verbs

straighten out

v + o + adv, v + adv + o 1.1 (make straight) [nail/wire] enderezar*, poner* derecho; [bedclothes/tablecloth] estirar 1.2 (sort out, settle) [confusion/misunderstanding] aclarar; [problem] resolver*, arreglar this affair could well straighten itself out es muy probable que este asunto se arregle solo 1.3 [colloquial/familiar] [person] my colleagues straightened me out mis compañeros me lo aclararon or explicaron todo he's going to a therapist to try and straighten himself out se está haciendo una terapia para ver si resuelve sus problemas I'll soon straighten out those bullies! ¡ya los voy a arreglar a esos bravucones! 1.1v + adv [road/river] hacerse* recto; [hair] alisarse, ponerse* lacio

straighten up

v + o + adv, v + adv + o 1.1 (make straight) [picture] enderezar*, poner* derecho he straightened up his tie se enderezó la corbata straighten up your shoulders! ¡ponte derecho! 1.2 (tidy) [room/papers] ordenar, arreglar; [bed] arreglar, estirar I'd better straighten myself up a bit más vale que me arregle un poco to straighten up and fly right (AmE) enmendarse* y seguir* por el buen camino 1.1v + adv 2.1 (stand up straight) [person] ponerse* derecho, enderezarse*; [plant] enderezarse* 2.2 (tidy up) ordenar

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