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straight /streɪt/ adverb
straight adjective (comparative straighter, superlative straightest)

قسمت مستقیم ، مستقیم ، درست ، رک ، صریح ، بی پرده ، راحت ، مرتب ، عمودی ، افقی ، بطورسرراست ، مستقیما ، علوم مهندسی: مستقیم ، عمران: راست ، معماری: راسته

: straight(away)

ورزش: قسمت مستقیم و طولانی مسیر مسابقه
مهندسی صنایع: راست ، مستقیم

[TahlilGaran] Persian Dictionary

- direct, near, short
- level, aligned, even, horizontal, right, smooth, square, true
- upright, erect, plumb, vertical
- honest, above board, accurate, fair, honourable, just, law-abiding, trustworthy, upright
- frank, blunt, bold, candid, forthright, honest, outright, plain, straightforward
- successive, consecutive, continuous, nonstop, running, solid
- undiluted, neat, pure, unadulterated, unmixed
- orderly, arranged, in order, neat, organized, shipshape, tidy
- conventional, bourgeois, conservative
- directly, at once, immediately, instantly
Antonyms: circuitous
Contrasted words: adulterated, blended, mixed, watered-down, weak
Related Idioms: as straight as an arrow
Related Words: unmodified, concentrated, strong
English Thesaurus: honest, reputable, above board, upright, straight, ...

[TahlilGaran] English Synonym Dictionary

I. straight1 S1 W2 /streɪt/ adverb
[Word Family: verb: straighten; noun: straight; adverb: straight; adjective: straight]

1. IN A STRAIGHT LINE in a line or direction that is not curved or bent
straight ahead/at/down/in front of etc
The book is on the table straight in front of you.
She was looking straight at me.
Terry was so tired he couldn’t walk straight.
He was sitting with his legs stretched straight out in front of him.

2. POSITION in a level or correct position:
He stopped in front of the mirror to put his tie straight.
Sit up straight, don’t slouch.

3. IMMEDIATELY immediately, without delay, or without doing anything else first
straight to/up/down/back etc
I went straight up to bed.
Go straight home and tell your mother.
straight after
I’ve got a meeting straight after lunch.
I think I should get straight to the point.

4. ONE AFTER THE OTHER happening one after the other in a series:
He’s been without sleep now for three days straight.

5. HONEST (also straight out) if you say or ask something straight, you say it in an honest direct way, without trying to hide your meaning:
I just told him straight that I wouldn’t do it.
She came straight out with it and said she was leaving.
I hope, for your sake, you’re playing it straight (=being honest).
I told him straight to his face (=speaking directly to him) what I thought of him.

6. think/see straight if you cannot think or see straight, you cannot think or see clearly:
Turn the radio down – I can’t think straight.

7. straight away (also straight off) British English spoken immediately or without delay:
I phoned my mum straight away.

8. go straight informal to stop being a criminal and live an honest life:
Tony’s been trying to go straight for about six months.

9. straight up spoken
a) used to ask someone if they are telling the truth:
Straight up? Did you really pay that much for it?
b) used to emphasize that what you are saying is true:
No, straight up, I’ve never seen him before.

10. straight from the shoulder British English informal if someone speaks straight from the shoulder, they say things in a very direct way, without trying to be polite

[TahlilGaran] Dictionary of Contemporary English

II. straight2 S2 W3 adjective (comparative straighter, superlative straightest)
[Word Family: verb: straighten; noun: straight; adverb: straight; adjective: straight]
[Date: 1300-1400; Origin: From an old past participle of stretch]

1. NOT BENDING OR CURVING something that is straight does not bend or curve:
a long, straight road
Try to keep your legs straight.
Always lift with a straight back.
her long, straight black hair
They sat down in a straight line.
The road was dead straight (=completely straight).

2. LEVEL/UPRIGHT level or upright, and not leaning to one side:
Is my tie straight?
straight white teeth

3. TRUTHFUL honest and truthful:
I’d like a straight answer please.
Just give me a straight yes or no.
I think it’s time for some straight talk now.
be straight with somebody
I wish you’d just be straight with me.

4. ONE AFTER ANOTHER [only before noun] happening immediately one after another in a series:
The team now has an amazing record of 43 straight wins.

5. TIDY [not before noun] a room that is straight is clean and tidy and everything is in its proper place:
It took me two hours to get the house straight.

6. get something straight spoken to understand the facts of a situation and be able to tell them correctly:
I wanted to get the facts straight.
Let me get this straight – Tom sold the car and gave you the money?

7. set/put somebody straight to make someone understand the true facts about a situation:
Tell him to ask Ruth – she’ll put him straight.

8. straight face if you have a straight face, you are not laughing or smiling even though you would like to:
I found it very difficult to keep a straight face.

9. SEXUAL CHOICE informal someone who is straight is attracted to people of the opposite sex Synonym : heterosexual

10. ALCOHOLIC DRINK a straight alcoholic drink has no water or any other drink added to it:
a straight whisky

11. NOT OWING MONEY [not before noun] spoken if two people are straight, they no longer owe money to each other:
If you give me £10, then we’re straight.

12. CHOICE/EXCHANGE [only before noun] a straight choice or exchange is between only two possible choices or things:
It was a straight choice between my career or my family.
We did a straight swap – one of my cards for one of his.

13. FIGHT/COMPETITION [only before noun] a straight fight or competition is between only two people:
The election is now a straight fight between Labour and the Conservatives.

14. NORMAL informal someone who is straight behaves in a way that is accepted as normal by many people but which you think is boring

15. NOT FUNNY a straight actor or character does not try to make people laugh

16. ONLY ONE TYPE completely one particular type of something:
It’s not a straight historical novel.

17. DRUGS informal someone who is straight does not take illegal drugs
set/put the record straight at record

[TahlilGaran] Dictionary of Contemporary English

III. straight3 noun
[Word Family: verb: straighten; noun: straight; adverb: straight; adjective: straight]

1. [singular] especially British English the straight part of a racetrack

2. the straight and narrow old-fashioned an honest and morally good way of life

3. [countable] informal someone who is attracted to people of the opposite sex Antonym : gay

[TahlilGaran] Dictionary of Contemporary English

I. not bent or curved
VERBS be, look | become | stay | keep sth Keep your back absolutely straight.
ADV. absolutely, completely, dead, perfectly Keep going in a dead straight line. His teeth were white and perfectly straight.
almost, more or less, nearly, practically | fairly, relatively

[TahlilGaran] Collocations Dictionary

II. level/upright
VERBS be, look | hang sth, put sth Can you hang that sign straight for me?
ADV. absolutely, completely, perfectly, quite | almost, more or less, nearly

[TahlilGaran] Collocations Dictionary

III. tidy/in order
VERBS be | get sth, put sth I'm trying to get the house straight before the weekend. She tidied up and put the ornaments straight.

[TahlilGaran] Collocations Dictionary

IV. honest and truthful
VERBS be I think he was pretty straight with me.
ADV. absolutely, completely, totally | fairly, pretty
PREP. with Are you being completely straight with her?

[TahlilGaran] Collocations Dictionary

V. clear/understood
VERBS be | get sth
ADV. absolutely Let's get this absolutely straight.

[TahlilGaran] Collocations Dictionary

See: go straight , shoot straight

[TahlilGaran] English Idioms Dictionary

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