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/ streIt; stret/ adj 1 without a bend or curve; extending or moving continuously in one direction only ; : a straight road, line, rod * straight hair, ie not curly * a straight skirt, ie not flared . 2 [usu pred ] arranged in proper order; tidy; correct ; ; : It took hours to get the house straight. . 3 [pred ] properly positioned; parallel to sth else; level or upright ; ; ; : Put the picture straight. . * Is my tie straight? ? * His hat isn't on straight. . 4 (of a person, his behaviour, etc) honest; truthful , : give a straight answer to a straight question * I don't think you're being straight with me. . * It's time for some straight talking, ie some frank discussion. . 5 [attrib ] accurate and without additions; not modified or elaborate ; ; : tell a straight story * give sb a straight (ie reliable and accurate) tip . 6 [attrib ] (of a play or theatrical style) of the ordinary type; serious , , : a straight actor * a straight play, ie not a musical or variety show . 7 [attrib ] in continuous succession ; : ten straight wins in a row . 8 (also neat) (of an alcoholic drink) without water, soda-water, etc added; undiluted , : Two straight whiskies, please. . * I like my vodka straight. . 9 (sl ) (a) conventional and conservative ; . (b) heterosexual : straight men . 10 (idm ) get sth right/straight => right1. keep a straight `face stop oneself from smiling and laughing  ; : He has such a strange voice that it's difficult to keep a straight face when he's talking. , . put/set the record straight => record1. put sb straight (about sth) correct sb's mistake; make sure that sb knows the correct facts, etc ; . put sth straight make sth tidy : Please put your desk straight before you leave the office. . stiff/straight as a ramrod => ramrod. (as) straight as an `arrow/`die (a) in a straight line or direction ; ; . (b) (of a person) honest and straightforward , . the ,straight and `narrow (infml ) proper, honest and moral way of behaving : He finds it difficult to stay on/stick to the straight and narrow for long. . (vote) the straight `ticket (US) (vote for a) political party's complete programme or list of candidates without any changes or modifications to it .
OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY posted at 2009-11-22 13:42:29
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straight
n (sl ) (a) conventional person . (b) heterosexual person .
OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY posted at 2009-11-22 13:42:29
straight
/ streIt; stret/ adv 1 not in a curve or at an angle; in a straight line; directly ; ; : sit up straight, ie without bending one's back * Keep straight on for two miles. . * Look straight ahead. . * The smoke rose straight up. . * He was too drunk to walk straight. , . * I can't shoot straight, ie aim accurately. . * (fig ) I can't think straight, ie logically. . 2 by a direct route; without delay or hesitation ; ; : Come straight home. . * He went straight to Lagos, without stopping in Nairobi. , . * She went straight from school to university. . * I'll come straight to the point your work isn't good enough. --. 3 honestly and frankly; in a straightforward manner ; : I told him straight that I didn't like him. . 4 (idm ) go `straight live an honest life after leading a life of crime . play `straight (with sb) be honest and fairin one's dealings (with sb) ; . right/straight away/off => right2. ,straight from the `shoulder (of criticism, etc) frankly and honestly stated , : She gave it to me straight from the shoulder. . straight `out without hesitation; frankly ; ; : I told him straight out that I thought he was lying. . * She didn't hesitate for a moment but came straight out with her reply. , . ,straight `up (Brit sl ) (used esp in asking and answering questions ) honestly; really ; .
OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY posted at 2009-11-22 13:42:29
straight
/ streIt; stret/ n 1 (usu sing ) straight part of sth, esp the final part of a track or racecourse ; : on the home straight, ie approaching the finishing line * The two horses were level as they entered the final straight. . 2 (in the card-game of poker) hand with five cards in sequence but from more than one suit .
OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY posted at 2009-11-22 13:42:29
straight
/ streIt; stret/ n 1 (usu sing ) straight part of sth, esp the final part of a track or racecourse ; : on the home straight, ie approaching the finishing line * The two horses were level as they entered the final straight. . 2 (in the card-game of poker) hand with five cards in sequence but from more than one suit .
OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY posted at 2009-11-22 13:42:29
straight
/ streIt; stret/ adv 1 not in a curve or at an angle; in a straight line; directly ; ; : sit up straight, ie without bending one's back * Keep straight on for two miles. . * Look straight ahead. . * The smoke rose straight up. . * He was too drunk to walk straight. , . * I can't shoot straight, ie aim accurately. . * (fig ) I can't think straight, ie logically. . 2 by a direct route; without delay or hesitation ; ; : Come straight home. . * He went straight to Lagos, without stopping in Nairobi. , . * She went straight from school to university. . * I'll come straight to the point your work isn't good enough. --. 3 honestly and frankly; in a straightforward manner ; : I told him straight that I didn't like him. . 4 (idm ) go `straight live an honest life after leading a life of crime . play `straight (with sb) be honest and fairin one's dealings (with sb) ; . right/straight away/off => right2. ,straight from the `shoulder (of criticism, etc) frankly and honestly stated , : She gave it to me straight from the shoulder. . straight `out without hesitation; frankly ; ; : I told him straight out that I thought he was lying. . * She didn't hesitate for a moment but came straight out with her reply. , . ,straight `up (Brit sl ) (used esp in asking and answering questions ) honestly; really ; .
OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY posted at 2009-11-22 13:42:29
straight
n (sl ) (a) conventional person . (b) heterosexual person .
OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY posted at 2009-11-22 13:42:29

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