continuing in the same direction without bendingKeep the boat in a straight line.
even, level, or uprightThere wasn't a single straight wall in the building.
a plateau of level ground
The tables are fitted with a glass top to provide an even surface.
The sides finished all square in the first leg.
a smooth surface
in line, ,
Venus, the Sun and Earth were all in line.
outright or candida straight answer to a straight question
They had a frank discussion about the issue.
his reputation for plain speaking
I was impressed by his straightforward intelligent manner.
She is blunt about her personal life.
She failed to win an outright victory.
I was honest about what I was doing.
a simple, downright chap with no rhetorical airs about him
a candid account of her life in the limelight
She was known for her forthright manner.
He gave a point-blank refusal.
The event was an unqualified success.
in continuous successionThey'd won twelve straight games before they lost.
This was their fourth consecutive meeting in the past four days.
Residents reported that they heard continuous gunfire.
The song turned into a running joke between them.
a solid line
The proposals follow sustained criticism from teachers.
five years of rapid and uninterrupted growth
It's a straight choice between low-paid jobs and no jobs.
conventional in views, customs, or appearance(slang) Dorothy was described as a very straight woman.
People tend to be more adventurous when they're young and more conservative as they get older.
Traditional teaching methods can put students off learning.
I felt so square in my three-piece suit.
the bourgeois ideology of individualism
honest, respectable, or reliableYou need to be straight with them to gain their respect.
My dad was the most honest man I have ever met.
She fought honestly for a just cause and for freedom.
fair, , ,
I wanted them to get a fair deal.
He came from a respectable middle-class family.
a very upright, trustworthy man
I believe she is an honourable person.
the equitable distribution of social wealth
We want to protect decent law-abiding people and their property.
He is a trustworthy, level-headed teacher.
My financial dealings were always above board.
fair and square
We were beaten fair and square.
heterosexual(informal) He considers his sexual orientation to be straight.
(of an alcoholic drink) undiluteda large straight whisky
even, level, or uprightIs this picture straight?
in good orderWe need to get the house straight again before they come home.
We tried to keep the room in order.
Such people are very organized and excellent time managers.
Her house was neat and tidy and gleamingly clean.
Having a tidy desk can sometimes seem impossible.
The vehicles were parked in orderly rows.
We moved in and soon had the place shipshape.
put to rights
in a level or upright positionStand straight and stretch the left hand to the right foot.
in a straight line or direct courseStraight ahead were the low cabins of the motel.
immediatelyAs always, we went straight to the experts for advice.
She answered his message immediately.
Directly after the meeting, an official appealed on television.
She lay down and promptly fell asleep.
Allergic reactions can be treated instantly with antihistamines.
I must go at once.
I should go and see a doctor straight away.
I could have you arrested forthwith!
before you could say Jack Robinson (informal)
franklyI told him straight that I had been looking for another job.
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in the sense of above board
completely honest and openMy financial dealings were always above board.
on the level (informal),
dinkum (Australian, New Zealand, informal),
fair and square,
on the up and up,
honest to goodness
in the sense of at once
immediatelyI must go at once.
Video: pronunciation of 'straight'
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Life on the edge
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