HyperDic: straighten_out

English > 6 senses of the expression straighten out:
VERBchangestraighten out, iron out, put rightsettle or put right
contactstraighten out, disentangle, unsnarlextricate from entanglement
changestraighten out, reform, see the lightchange for the better
contactstraighten out, straightenmake straight
cognitionstraighten out, clear, clear up, shed light on, crystallize, crystallise, crystalize, crystalise, sort out, enlighten, illuminate, elucidatemake free from confusion / confusion or ambiguity
changestraighten out, tidy, tidy up, clean up, neaten, straighten, square awayput (things or places) in order
English > straighten out: 6 senses > verb 1, change
MeaningSettle or put right.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymsiron out, put right
Broaderbetter, improve, amend, ameliorate, meliorateTo make better
Spanishmantener a raya, poner a raya
English > straighten out: 6 senses > verb 2, contact
Meaningextricate from entanglement.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
ModelThey straighten out their hair
Synonymsdisentangle, unsnarl
Narrowerravel, unravel, ravel outdisentangle
tease, tease apart, loosendisentangle and raise the fibers of
BroaderorderBring order to or into
See alsostraightenmake straight or straighter
Oppositeentangle, tangle, mat, snarlTwist together or entwine into a confusing mass
Spanishdesembrollar, desenmadejar, desenmarañar, desenredar, enderezar
Catalandesembrollar, desembullar, desenredar-se, desenredar
English > straighten out: 6 senses > verb 3, change
Meaningchange for the better.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s
Synonymsreform, see the light
Broaderbetter, improve, ameliorate, meliorateGet better
Similar toreform, reclaim, regenerate, rectifyBring, lead, or force to abandon a wrong or evil course of life, conduct, and adopt a right one
Spanishcorregirse, enmendarse, reformarse, reformar, ver la luz
Catalanesmenar-se, reformar-se
English > straighten out: 6 senses > verb 4, contact
Meaningmake straight.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s; Somebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymstraighten
Narrowerchannelize, channeliseCause to form a channel
combstraighten with a comb
extendopen or straighten out
unbendFree from flexure
untwineundo what has been twined together
untwistCause to become untwisted
unweaveundo strands that have been woven together
Broaderchange, alter, modifyCause to change
Spanishenderezar, erguir, levantar
Catalanadreçar, aixecar, alçar, dreçar, redreçar
English > straighten out: 6 senses > verb 5, cognition
Meaningmake free from confusion / confusion or ambiguity; make clear.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymsclear, clear up, shed light on, crystallize, crystallise, crystalize, crystalise, sort out, enlighten, illuminate, elucidate
Broaderclarify, clear up, elucidatemake clear and (more) comprehensible
See alsostraightenmake straight or straighter
Spanishaclarar, clarificar, cristalizar, dilucidar, esclarecer, explicar
Catalandilucidar, esclarir
English > straighten out: 6 senses > verb 6, change
Meaningput (things or places) in order.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymstidy, tidy up, clean up, neaten, straighten, square away
Narrowerhouseclean, clean house, cleanclean and tidy up the house
make, make upput in order or neaten
BroaderorderBring order to or into
Spanisharreglar, asear, limpiar
Catalanagençar, arranjar, arreglar, endreçar, netejar

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