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Definition of "straighten out" [straighten out]

  • To make straight. (verb)
  • To correct or rectify. (verb)
  • To eliminate confusion from or concerning. (verb)
  • To correct; to stop doing something wrong. (verb) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "straighten out" in a sentence
  • "So, for example, the dead James Chaffin Sr. had to straighten out unfinished business; the Rumanian phantom was piqued over the fate of his corpse."
  • "General Samford made an honest attempt to straighten out the Washington National Sightings, but the cards were stacked against him."
  • "Martin Luther King had returned to Memphis in April to try to straighten out the sanitation-worker strike that had escalated into violence, the disturbance possibly started by undercover police infiltrators."