French translation of 'straighten'
1. (= tidy) [tie, picture, cushions] arranger
2. (= make straight)
to straighten one’s back se redresser
1. (= become straight) [road] devenir moins sinueux/euse
2. (= stand straight) [person] se redresser
Phrasal verbsstraighten out, straighten up
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Example Sentences Including 'straighten'
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I ruffled my hair and straightened my collar.ARE YOU TALKING TO ME?: A Life Through the Movies (2004)
Dip down and straighten up slowly.The Sun (2014)
He has always had long hair, straightened and styled.The Sun (2010)
Keep pelvis tucked in and slowly straighten back leg.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
Raise your body as you straighten your supporting leg.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
Tackling issues and people one at a time is the only way to straighten things out.The Sun (2015)
He straightened a picture on the wall, wiped dust from a shelf and moved around the room.Bomber (2006 (1970))
No matter how the physios tried, his body would not straighten up.The Sun (2010)
Before she got her hair chemically straightened and added sassy heels to her formerly flat brogues.Times, Sunday Times (2015)
Both issues can be resolved with a single gadget: the straightening iron.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
My mother would try to straighten my hair and the stuff burnt my scalp.Times, Sunday Times (2009)
Push your body up to straighten your arms, keeping your lower back straight.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
Sadly, there's also the rest of the body to straighten out.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
You can't use straightening irons.Times, Sunday Times (2009)
Before sitting down at our house, he very precisely straightened the picture on the wall opposite him.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
But he is furious at images of Princess clearly having had powerful straightening irons used on her blonde locks.The Sun (2010)
But things like that straighten you out.The Sun (2007)
Just watched TfL straighten a road sign by backing their truck into it.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
Hold the nearly straightened position momentarily before bending your knees to release.Shape Your Body, Shape Your Life (1987)
Maintaining this position, smoothly straighten both legs until they are fully extended.Shape Your Body, Shape Your Life (1987)
Make sure that your knees follow the same line as your toes, and that you fully straighten your legs when you return to the standing position.Shape Your Body, Shape Your Life (1987)
The mayor slowly straightened in his chair and riveted his gaze on me.Christianity Today (2000)
The road began to straighten, like a runway.WALKING THE BIBLE (2001)
He asks for leave without pay for one month to "straighten things out.Human Resource Management in Government (1995)
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British English: straighten VERB
If you straighten something, you make it tidy or put it in its proper position.
She sipped her coffee and straightened a picture on the wall.
Translation of straighten from the Collins English to French Dictionary