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straight

Definitions


[streɪt], (Adjective)

Definitions:
- extending or moving uniformly in one direction only; without a curve or bend
(e.g: a long, straight road)

- properly positioned so as to be level, upright, or symmetrical
(e.g: he made sure his tie was straight)

- not evasive; honest
(e.g: a straight answer)

- in continuous succession
(e.g: he scored his fourth straight win)

- (of an alcoholic drink) undiluted; neat
(e.g: straight brandy)

- (of a person) heterosexual
(e.g: I was confused, I didn't know if I was gay or straight)

- (of a person) conventional or respectable
(e.g: he looked pretty straight in his work clothes)


Phrases:
- a straight face
- a straight fight
- get something straight
- go straight
- straight away
- straight from the shoulder
- straight out
- straight up
- the straight and narrow

Origin:
Middle English (as an adjective and adverb): archaic past participle of stretch


[streɪt], (Adverb)

Definitions:
- in a straight line; directly
(e.g: he was gazing straight at her)

- in or into a level, even, or upright position
(e.g: he pulled his clothes straight)

- correctly; clearly
(e.g: I'm so tired I can hardly think straight)

- without a break; continuously
(e.g: he remembered working sixteen hours straight)


Phrases:
- a straight face
- a straight fight
- get something straight
- go straight
- straight away
- straight from the shoulder
- straight out
- straight up
- the straight and narrow

Origin:


[streɪt], (Noun)

Definitions:
- a part of something that is not curved or bent, especially a straight section of a racecourse
(e.g: he pulled away in the straight to win by half a second)

- a heterosexual person.

- a conventional or respectable person.

- (in poker) a continuous sequence of five cards.

- (in township slang) a 750 ml bottle of alcoholic drink.


Phrases:
- a straight face
- a straight fight
- get something straight
- go straight
- straight away
- straight from the shoulder
- straight out
- straight up
- the straight and narrow

Origin:




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