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English definition of “straighten sth out”

straighten sth out

verb uk phrasal verb with straighten   /ˈstreɪ.tən/ us    /-ən/

(SITUATION)

to solve a problem or to deal successfully with a confusing situation: Once we get these problems straightened out, we should be all right.Dealing with things or peopleActing and actsCoping and not copingTolerating and enduring

(PLACE)

to make something tidy or organized: Could you straighten out these cupboards, please?Cleaning and tidying places and things
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