Straught
Straught Straught, v. t. To stretch; to make straight. [Written also {straucht}.] [Scot.] --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster]

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  • Straught — Straught, obs. imp. & p. p. of {Stretch}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • straught — verb To stretch; make straight …   Wiktionary

  • straught — see straucht …   Useful english dictionary

  • straucht — Straught Straught, v. t. To stretch; to make straight. [Written also {straucht}.] [Scot.] Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bestraught — Be*straught , a. [Pref. be + straught; prob. here used for distraught.] Out of one s senses; distracted; mad. [Obs.] Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Forstraught — For*straught , p. p. & a. [Pref. for + straught; cf. distraught.] Distracted. [Obs.] Chaucer. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • distraught — distraughtly, adv. /di strawt /, adj. 1. distracted; deeply agitated. 2. mentally deranged; crazed. [1350 1400; ME var. of obs. distract distracted, by assoc. with straught, old ptp. of STRETCH] * * * …   Universalium

  • straight — [14] Straight began life as the past participle of stretch. Nowadays this verb has a perfectly normal past form (stretched), but in Middle English it was straught (source of distraught [14], an alteration of distract) or straight – whence the… …   The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • distraught — dis•traught [[t]dɪˈstrɔt[/t]] adj. 1) bewildered; deeply agitated 2) mentally deranged; crazed • Etymology: 1350–1400; var. of obs. distract distracted, by assoc. with straught, old ptp. of stretch dis•traught′ly, adv …   From formal English to slang

  • distraught — /dəsˈtrɔt / (say duhs trawt) adjective 1. distracted; bewildered; deeply agitated. 2. crazed. {variant of obsolete distract (adjective), by association with straught, past participle of stretch} –distraughtly, adverb …   Australian English dictionary

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