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English verb: straighten out

1. straighten out (change) settle or put right


SamplesWe need to iron out our disagreements.


Synonymsiron out, put right


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)ameliorate, amend, better, improve, meliorate

2. straighten out (contact) extricate from entanglement


SamplesCan you disentangle the cord?.


ExamplesThey straighten out their hair


Synonymsdisentangle, unsnarl


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


Broader (hypernym)order


Narrower (hyponym)loosen, ravel, ravel out, tease, tease apart, unravel


Antonymsmat, entangle, snarl, tangle

3. straighten out (change) change for the better


SamplesThe lazy student promised to reform.
The habitual cheater finally saw the light.


Synonymsreform, see the light


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


Broader (hypernym)ameliorate, better, improve, meliorate


Verb groupreclaim, rectify, reform, regenerate

4. straighten out (contact) make straight


Synonymsstraighten


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

5. straighten out (cognition) make free from confusion or ambiguity; make clear


SamplesCould you clarify these remarks?.
Clear up the question of who is at fault.


Synonymsclear, clear up, crystalise, crystalize, crystallise, crystallize, elucidate, enlighten, illuminate, shed light on, sort out


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)clarify, clear up, elucidate

6. straighten out (change) put (things or places) in order


SamplesTidy up your room!.


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


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)order


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









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