Straight·en, v. t. A variant of Straiten. [Obs. or R.]
Straight·en v. t. [imp. & p. p. Straighted p. pr. & vb. n. Straighting.]
1. To make straight; to reduce from a crooked to a straight form.
2. To make right or correct; to reduce to order; as, to straighten one's affairs; to straighten an account.
To straighten one's face, to cease laughing or smiling, etc., and compose one's features.
v 1: straighten up or out; make straight [syn: unbend] [ant: bend]
2: make straight [syn: straighten out]
3: get up from a sitting or slouching position; "The students
straightened when the teacher entered"
4: put (things or places) in order; "Tidy up your room!" [syn:
tidy, tidy up, clean up, neaten, straighten out,
5: straighten by unrolling; "roll out the big map" [syn: roll
6: make straight or straighter; "Straighten this post";