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Meaning of STRAIGHTEN OUT

 
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 Definition: 
  1. [v]  make free from confusion or ambiguity; make clear; "Could you clarify these remarks?"; "Clear up the question of who is at fault"
  2. [v]  change for the better; "The lazy student promised to reform"; "the habitual cheater finally saw the light"
  3. [v]  settle or put right; of difficulties or problems
  4. [v]  put (things or places) in order; "Tidy up your room!"
  5. [v]  make straight
  6. [v]  extricate from entanglement; "Can you disentangle the cord?"
 
 Synonyms: clean up, clear, clear up, crystalise, crystalize, crystallise, crystallize, disentangle, elucidate, enlighten, illuminate, iron out, neaten, put right, reform, see the light, shed light on, sort out, square away, straighten, straighten, tidy, tidy up, unsnarl
 
 Antonyms: entangle, mat, snarl, tangle
 
 See Also: alter, ameliorate, amend, better, change, channelise, channelize, clarify, clean, clean house, comb, extend, houseclean, improve, loosen, make, make up, meliorate, order, order, ravel, ravel out, regenerate, tease, tease apart, unbend, unravel, untwine, untwist, unweave

 

 

 

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