Straighting
Straighten Straight"en, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Straighted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Straighting}.] 1. To make straight; to reduce from a crooked to a straight form. [1913 Webster]

2. To make right or correct; to reduce to order; as, to straighten one's affairs; to straighten an account. [1913 Webster]

{To straighten one's face}, to cease laughing or smiling, etc., and compose one's features. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Straighted — Straighten Straight en, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Straighted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Straighting}.] 1. To make straight; to reduce from a crooked to a straight form. [1913 Webster] 2. To make right or correct; to reduce to order; as, to straighten one s… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Straighten — Straight en, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Straighted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Straighting}.] 1. To make straight; to reduce from a crooked to a straight form. [1913 Webster] 2. To make right or correct; to reduce to order; as, to straighten one s affairs; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To straighten one's face — Straighten Straight en, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Straighted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Straighting}.] 1. To make straight; to reduce from a crooked to a straight form. [1913 Webster] 2. To make right or correct; to reduce to order; as, to straighten one s… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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