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English verb: straighten

1. straighten (motion) straighten up or out; make straight


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)change posture

Antonymsbend, flex

2. straighten (contact) make straight

Synonymsstraighten out

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify

Narrower (hyponym)channelise, channelize, comb, extend, unbend, untwine, untwist, unweave

3. straighten (motion) get up from a sitting or slouching position

SamplesThe students straightened when the teacher entered.

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)change posture

Narrower (hyponym)draw up, pull up, rear, rise up, straighten up

4. straighten (change) put (things or places) in order

SamplesTidy up your room!.

Synonymsclean up, neaten, square away, straighten out, tidy, tidy up

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)order

Narrower (hyponym)clean, clean house, houseclean, make, make up

5. straighten (contact) straighten by unrolling

SamplesRoll out the big map.

Synonymsroll out

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)disentangle, unwind

6. straighten (change) make straight or straighter

SamplesStraighten this post.
Straighten hair.

ExamplesThey straighten their hair

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)arrange, set up

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