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English verb: straighten

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


Synonymsunbend


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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